Posts Tagged ‘Anna Burns’

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...

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,...

Giving Tuesday: We Need Your Help!

November 17, 2015

As we pause to reflect during this Thanksgiving season, we are especially grateful for the gift of your support. Your generous gifts help to fulfill the great promise of school-based health centers (SBHCs): improving the health of vulnerable young people so they can thrive in school. We are the...

SBHC Story: Trauma-Informed Care in Connecticut

November 16, 2015

This story comes from a submission to our #BacktoSchool contest in August. We’ll post similar stories over the next several months. Connecticut has made tremendous strides in the last several years to provide trauma-informed mental health care in its school-based health centers, (SBHCs) especially after the Sandy Hook tragedy....

SBHC Story: “Longest Day of Play” in Kentucky

November 9, 2015

This story comes from a submission to our #BacktoSchool contest in August. We’ll post similar stories over the next several months. Focusing on the students they serve, the Healthy Kids Clinic in Kentucky participated in the “Longest Day of Play” at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery on Saturday, June...

Future Smiles Brings Students Access to Oral Health Care in Nevada

September 23, 2015

By Terri Chandler RDH, Founder and Executive Director, Future Smiles I am the executive director of Future Smiles, a school-based oral health care program in Clark County, Nevada—the fifth largest school district in the country. And it’s still growing, which explains why certain resources, such as teachers, services, and...

SBHC Story: SBHCs Are There for Emergency Care

September 11, 2015

We received more than 25 submissions from school-based health centers (SBHCs) all over the country for our back-to-school story contest in August! The stories varied from informative to positive to heartfelt. We will continue to share these important stories in the coming weeks and months. Our latest story comes from South...

Keeping Linda Juszczak’s Legacy Alive

August 31, 2015

By Anna Burns, Outreach and Engagement Associate, School-Based Health Alliance In 2014, the School-Based Health Alliance’s Board of Directors established the Linda Juszczak Legacy Fund to honor the memory of former Alliance President Linda Juszczak. Linda dedicated her career to improving the health of children and adolescents. For 35...

Children’s Health: A Cornerstone for Learning

August 25, 2015

By Erin Schelar, Research and Evaluation Manager, School-Based Health Alliance “Health barriers to learning and the education opportunity gap,” a new report from the Education Commission of the States, highlights the importance of children’s health as a cornerstone of their readiness to learn and reach their full potential in...

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs – Call for Session Proposals

August 7, 2015

Our friends at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs have announced their call for session proposals for their 2016 Annual Conference on January 23-26, in Washington, DC. This is a great opportunity for school-based health care practitioners to engage with public health leaders to advance and improve...