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Treats are good, Trust is better

School-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics succeed through dedicated staff, community relationships This spring, Lisa Howard, Quality Assurance and Improvement Director, the St. Croix Regional Family Health Center—a fixture in the rural town of Princeton, Maine—was one of two staff members managing the health center’s COVID vaccine distribution. Howard’s team annually holds flu clinics throughout the state, so …

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Effective School-Community Partnerships to Support School Mental Health

Comprehensive school mental health systems rely on a foundation of educators and school-employed mental health professionals (e.g. school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers), in partnership with community health and mental health professionals. States, districts, and schools often grapple with how to strategically staff a full continuum of mental health supports and services, sometimes exclusively …

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Maximize Your Impact: SBHCs are Better Together! Complete the National Survey and Quality Counts for a chance to WIN!

Dear colleagues, The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) officially launches the new National Survey of School-Based Health Centers TODAY! The National Survey* amplifies the voices of school-based health centers (SBHCs) nationwide, telling the story of the pandemic’s impact on children’s health and well-being. The National Survey collects national SBHC data by asking SBHCs to update their profile regarding current SBHC delivery models, funding sources, and staffing. We are excited to feature Quality Counts in …

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School-Based Health Alliance Celebrates Introduction of “Hallways to Health Care Act”

Washington, D.C. – May 20, 2021 – The School-Based Health Alliance celebrates the introduction of a new bill, the Hallways to Health Care Act, which would help ensure that students have access to health care services at school-based health centers across the nation. “The simple fact is that healthy kids learn better,” said Robert Boyd, …

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Climate Change is the New Social Determinant of Health

By Emma Bittar, Youth Advisory Council Member Emma Bittar is a college freshman at Tufts University from Bradenton, Florida. She believes that youth have the fundamental right to live their happiest and healthiest lives through equal access to education and healthcare services. Growing up in Florida has allowed me to appreciate the stunning environment around me …

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Joint Statement on National School Nurse Day and National Nurses Month

In celebration of National School Nurse Day and National Nurses Month, the School-Based Health Alliance and the National Association of School Nurses are releasing the following statement:  “School Nursing & School-Based Centers Working Together for Student Success.” A big shout out to school nurses, school-based health center nurses, and all nurses who work with our young …

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