Posts Tagged ‘Access’

New Telehealth Grants Engage SBHCs

August 18, 2016

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $16 million to improve access to quality health care for 60 rural communities in 32 states. Designed to help address the unique geographic and access challenges faced by rural and frontier communities, four grant programs will support telehealth initiatives, health care...

SBHCs Featured in The Journal of Health Care Finance

May 24, 2016

Two Alliance board members, Winston Wong and Ben Bynum, recently published an article in The Journal of Health Care Finance called “A Place for School-Based Health Centers within the New Era of Alternative Payment Models in Medicaid.” Focused on including school-based health centers (SBHCs) in alternative payment models (APM), the...

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...

New Directions Grantees Focus on Youth and Family Engagement

April 19, 2016

Effective youth and family engagement practices at school-based health centers (SBHCs) can lead to improved community relationships and better health outcomes. Such practices can also mean improved sustainability, productivity, and fiscal health for SBHCs. This is why several sites in our New Directions for School­-Based Health grant program focused...

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...