Posts Tagged ‘Access’

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...

Richfield Springs Opens School-Based Health Center

October 29, 2015

The Bassett Healthcare Network celebrated the opening of its 20th school-based health center (SBHC) in upstate New York at Richfield Springs Central School on October 15, 2015. Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Vance M. Brown, MD joined parents, state lawmakers, school officials, and health care providers to celebrate the...

Grant and Funding Opportunities

October 22, 2015

Our staff has collected a list of open grant opportunities that may be of interest to the school-based health care field. $649 Million in Funding Available for Programs That Address Children’s Mental Health and Substance Use The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award up to...

What is a School-Based Health Center?

October 7, 2015

(This article was originally published on July 24, 2014. It has been updated to include our core competencies.) By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance I’ve fielded this simple question many times—but the answer has never fully satisfied me, no matter my response. For years, Linda Juszczak, who knew a...

Become a Member Today!

October 2, 2015

Join us as we move toward MORE and GREAT school-based health centers (SBHCs)! The School-Based Health Alliance is unique. No other organization brings you insights about SBHCs, the people they serve, and the individuals who work in them like we do. Soon, the National Quality Initiative that we are...

Get the Help You Need Quickly by Using Our Technical Assistance Form

September 24, 2015

The School-Based Health Alliance is the leading national provider of technical assistance and training for the school-based health care field. Our staff have expertise in the areas that matter to school-based health centers (SBHCs), such as billing, sustainability, population health, marketing, and policy. Whether you’re new to the school-based...

Back-to-School Story Contest Raffle Winner

September 3, 2015

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to our Back-to-School Story Contest! We received stories, videos, and photos from all over the country. It is inspiring to see the huge impact school-based health care field is having across the nation. The winner of our raffle a...

National Immunization Awareness Month – SBHC Resources

August 10, 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness Month – a time to speak to parents about the importance of getting their kids and teens back-to-school immunizations. This year’s key messages are: 1) vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious diseases, 2) vaccines are recommended throughout our lives, and 3)...