Posts Tagged ‘Access’

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)...

Medicaid’s Anniversary: Commemorating 50 Years of the Health Care Safety Net

July 30, 2015

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Can it really be 50 years, Medicaid? You’ve held up remarkably well these past five decades! The landmark federal-state partnership, launched in 1965, has been a dominant force in the war on poverty and critical lifeline for millions of low-income and under-served...

Resources to Combat Underage Drinking: “Talk. They Hear You.”

July 27, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has started a national media campaign that focuses on the dangers of alcohol and underage drinking. Called “Talk. They Hear You.,” the campaign includes tools and resources for parents to begin the conversation early about drinking alcohol. The “Talk. They...

Study by the Economic Policy Institute Recommends SBHCs

June 30, 2015

A study published on June 10, 2015 by the Economic Policy Institute highlights five social disadvantages that diminish student performance: parenting practices that impede children’s intellectual and behavioral development, single parenthood, parents’ irregular work schedules, inadequate access to primary health care, and exposure to and absorption of lead in...

Supreme Court Affirms Access to Affordable Health Coverage in King vs. Burwell

June 25, 2015

Today, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in King vs. Burwell. The 6-3 decision upholds the legality of insurance subsidies for consumers in the 34 states that did not set up their own health insurance marketplaces, and instead operate within the...