Posts Tagged ‘Convention’

The Honest Truth Behind E-Cigarettes: A Teen’s Perspective

April 30, 2020

The Honest Truth Behind E-Cigarettes: A Teen’s Perspective By Brooklyn  Waller, Youth Advisory Council member  Brooklyn Waller is a high school senior in Arkansas. She advocates for those without access to health care and for students to take advantage of their local school-based health centers.  You see them everywhere:...

Redirecting the War on Drugs: How Youth Today Play a Pivotal Role

April 9, 2020

Redirecting the War on Drugs: How Youth Today Play a Pivotal Role By Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member Baila is a high school senior at South Hagerstown High School. She is focused on tackling mental health stigmas and healthcare discrepancies associated with youth in America, as well as...

Navigating the Healthcare System for Youth

March 26, 2020

Navigating the Healthcare System for Youth By Andre Armour, Youth Advisory Council member Andre is a young advocate seeking peace and proper justice for his community. He believes that his purpose in life is to serve others in whatever capacity is needed. “Garlic, basil, and lemon juice mixed with...

Navigating Your Health Resources: The Five W’s of Key Health Services

March 12, 2020

Navigating Your Health Resources:  The Five W’s of Key Health Services By Audrey Gabriel, Youth Advisory Council member Audrey is a first-generation student and activist for immigrants and people of color. She champions health care as a human right and works to bridge the health inequity gap towards social...

Highlighting Hallways to Health: Why Widespread Wellness Works

August 3, 2016

By Jordanna Snyder, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance What is Hallways to Health? The School-Based Health Alliance’s Hallways to Health (H2H) initiative pushes for wellness to extend beyond school-based health center (SBHC) walls and into the broader school and community. Our H2H sites work to change policies that advance...

Be a Part of the Excitement When Our 2016 Convention Returns to DC

October 5, 2015

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance In 2003 the Alliance organized its first Capitol Hill Day that set into motion a first-ever national campaign to bring school-based health centers into the consciousness of the US Congress. It was so successful that our field has made it a triennial...

2015 Youth Program: Learning to Focus on Right Now

August 11, 2015

By Nicole Carillo, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member Teens are often told that they are the future, that they will be the ones that run the world one day. Very rarely are they told that the present is what matters. Everything is so focused on the future and...

Reflections on the 2015 Youth Program: Cameron Estrada

August 4, 2015

By Cameron Estrada, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member In June, I had the great privilege to travel to Austin, Texas, to participate in the Youth Program at the 2015 National School-Based Health Care Convention. It was an opportunity that I am deeply grateful for. On my first...

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...

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences: How SBHCs Can Turn Trauma Around

June 22, 2015

The 2015 National School-Based Health Care Convention started off with an inspiring discussion about how trauma-informed care can change lives—and how school-based health centers (SBHCs) can lead that change. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) plague children and adolescents throughout the country and can lead to negative, long-term consequences for their academic...