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School-Based Health Alliance Celebrates Passage of School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act

September 30, 2020

Alliance Urges Senate to Pass Companion Bill Washington, D.C. – Sept. 30, 2020 – The School-Based Health Alliance celebrates yesterday’s passage of H.R. 2075, the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2020 in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill extends the authorization for federal funding of school-based health...

School-Based Health Centers Enhance Self Esteem

September 16, 2020

School-Based Health Centers Enhance Self Esteem  By Andre Armour, Youth Advisory Council member Andre is a young advocate seeking peace and proper justice for his community. He believes that his purpose in life is to serve others in whatever capacity is needed. Imagine yourself at your lowest state in...

School Health Care Advocates Recognized with School-Based Health Alliance Pioneer Award

September 8, 2020

Washington, DC, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Covid-19 has shown us that schools are more than just places of education, they provide for many student needs, including healthcare. The School-Based Health Alliance honored Dr. Claire Brindis and Dr. Angela Diaz with the organization’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes the...

Please Take Our 2020 SBHC COVID Survey!

August 25, 2020

Re-Imagining School-Based Healthcare Together We are still gathering data related to pandemic’s impact on the current SBHC landscape and the SBHC response during these uncertain times. If you represent an SBHC or SBHC sponsor, please complete this brief, 10-minute survey about your current SBHC operations by Tuesday, September 22,...

Youth Advisory Council Blog: Why SBHCs Matter to Youth

August 6, 2020

In celebration of National Health Center Week, this compilation comes from the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council to share their perspectives on the importance of school-based health centers. Emma Bittar, FL I never had a school-based health center growing up. As a matter of fact, I never heard...

School-Based Health Alliance Statement on Re-opening School Buildings

July 28, 2020

“Not Just Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer, but Counseling and Care” Washington, DC – While school district leaders across the country urgently seek protective gear and cleaning supplies, redesign classrooms and bus schedules to enable social distancing, and take other preventative safety measures, they must also place an equally...

Summer School with the School-Based Health Alliance

July 20, 2020

The School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a five-part virtual learning series—Summer School with the School-Based Health Alliance. We’ve been listening to the field, and we missed seeing many of you at our annual convention. To help meet your needs in the current landscape, we’re offering this virtual series on pressing...

Pediatricians, Educators and Superintendents Urge a Safe Return to School This Fall

July 10, 2020

Science and community circumstances must guide decision-making; funding is criticial “Science should drive decision-making on safely reopening schools. Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics. We should leave it to health experts to tell us when the time is best to open up school buildings,...

Exploring Considerations for Schools in the Age of COVID-19

July 6, 2020

On Monday, July 13, 2020, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, the American School Health As-sociation (ASHA) is hosting a free virtual event, Preparing for a New Learning Environment: Considerations for Schools in the Era of COVID-19. The event will feature 20 experts who will address how to...

These are Perilous Times

June 2, 2020

These are perilous times. I pray that you are all well and safe. As a Black man in America, with Black children (one a son), no one needs to tell me how to feel right now. I took this job because I wanted to see more health care supports...