Posts Tagged ‘Access’

Using Our Mapping Tool to Target High-Need Communities

April 21, 2016

By Larry Bostian, Vice President for Development, School-Based Health Alliance The Alliance recently submitted two funding proposals to a long-standing partner, the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to strengthen services for adolescents vulnerable to HIV and STD infection...

Alliance Holds Capitol Hill Briefings to Raise Awareness of School-Based Mental Health

March 4, 2016

The School-Based Health Alliance recently hosted Capitol Hill briefings to raise awareness among federal policymakers about school-based health centers (SBHCs). The briefing coincided with the introduction of the Hallways to Health Act—a comprehensive school-based health care “vision” bill—and 2016 National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Suzanne Mackey, Senior Policy...

Hallways to Health Act Introduced

February 29, 2016

New Comprehensive School-Based Health Care Legislation Would Increase Children and Adolescents’ Access to Primary and Mental Health Care Services The Hallways to Health Act was introduced by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-24) during National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. WASHINGTON, DC—On...

Flint, MI, Looks to SBHCs as Part of Comprehensive Response to Water Crisis

February 9, 2016

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a problem that won’t easily be solved. Lead exposure has long-term, serious consequences for individual’s health, particularly for children and adolescents. Beyond the immediate need for infrastructure repairs, the community in Flint will require wrap-around services to support the families and children...

National School-Based Health Center Asthma Learning Collaborative

February 2, 2016

Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) is a project of the Public Health Institute to reduce the burden of asthma through a broad and comprehensive approach ranging from clinical management to environmental protection. RAMP is working in partnership with the California School-Based Health Alliance and the School-Based Health Alliance to...

Member Spotlight: AMD Global Telemedicine

January 28, 2016

Depending on whom you ask, telemedicine is the next frontier for school health. To help us understand technology’s growing role in health, especially its potential application in schools, we recently spoke with Alliance member Keri Dostie, Director of Marketing for AMD Global Telemedicine. “All too often, children are left...

Rural Telemedicine Grant Opportunity from USDA

January 20, 2016

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a grant opportunity that may be useful for school-based health centers (SBHCs) that are located in rural communities and interested in implementing or expanding a telemedicine program. Grant funds may be used for acquisition of eligible capital assets, instructional programming...

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) Reintroduces the Primary Care Physician Reentry Act

December 17, 2015

The Primary Care Physician Reentry Act (H.R. 4234) would create a pilot program to establish or expand physician reentry programs and streamline the process for credentialing, training, and continuing medical education of doctors returning to primary care. The bill would also provide training and financial assistance to physicians in...

SBHC Story: Elev8ing School and Community Health in New Mexico

December 3, 2015

This story comes from a submission to our #BacktoSchool contest in August. We’ll post similar stories over the next several months. At Grant and Wilson Middle Schools in Albuquerque, NM, 68-82% of the students live in poverty, depending on which neighborhood they reside. It draws from one of the...

House and Senate Reach Agreement to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

December 2, 2015

On November 19, a bicameral conference committee approved a deal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which has been known as No Child Left Behind since 2002. The agreement is a compromise between the House-passed Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and the Senate-passed Every Child Achieves...