Posts Tagged ‘Advocacy’

2018 Awareness Month Wrap-Up

March 14, 2018

The 2018 National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month was one for the record books. Every February, the school-based health care field recognizes our accomplishments and raises awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services. This year, we tapped into...

Alliance Joins Coalition of Children Advocates to Urge Congress to ‘Do No Harm’

March 23, 2017

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Today, the House votes on whether to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The House bill proposes to cut 25 percent of Medicaid’s budget, eliminate the guarantee that Medicaid will provide needed services, and make Medicaid less accessible for those who...

Youth Take the Lead in Championing SBHCs

April 7, 2016

Every February, schools and communities come together nationwide to celebrate the success and contributions of school-based health centers (SBHCs) during National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Each state organizes different advocacy activities to improve general or specific health issues affecting their young people. These campaigns, events, and student mobilizations...

Action Alert: Hallways to Health Act Call for Co-Sponsors

March 22, 2016

Please use our Advocacy Center to ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Hallways to Health Act!

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...

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...

Our VP of Development Shares Insights After His First Year with the Alliance

November 19, 2015

When Larry Bostian joined the School-Based Health Alliance one year ago as Vice President of Development, he brought more than 30 years of fundraising experience with him. As part of an effort to let the school-based health care field get to know us better, we’re spotlighting the Charlotte, NC,...

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy Holds Town Hall at School with an SBHC

September 1, 2015

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) visited Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, CT, on August 27, which is home to a school-based health center (SBHC) named “The Body Shop.” Murphy met with community members to seek input on the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015, a bill that...

Watch Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Message to the 2015 Convention Attendees

June 24, 2015

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow sent the following video message to attendees of the 2015 National School-Based Health Care Convention. School-Based Health Alliance President John Schlitt introduced the video during the leadership lunch session on June 17, 2015: Senator Stabenow’s support was integral to ensuring $200 million was included in...