Posts Tagged ‘John Schlitt’

Announcing Our 2018 Award Winners

May 24, 2018

Announcing Our 2018 Award Winners By John Schlitt, President Each year for nearly two decades, the School-Based Health Alliance has recognized luminaries in the school-based health care field with a Lifetime Achievement award. During the national convention we honor select individuals and institutions who have demonstrated a strong commitment...

School-Based Health Alliance Strongly Opposes House-Passed American Health Care Act

May 5, 2017

Washington, DC—John Schlitt, president of the School-Based Health Alliance, issued the following statement today on the passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Yesterday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the dangerous and reckless American Health Care Act—a bill that widens...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

National Performance Measures for SBHCs

October 2, 2014

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance It was always Linda Juszczak’s dream for the School-Based Health Alliance to create a national dataset for school-based health centers (SBHCs). Having every SBHC collect and report on a core set of universal performance measures would strengthen the field, she argued, and...

Wanted: Policies and Resources That Align the Health-Education Connection

August 28, 2014

By John Schlitt, School-Based Health Alliance President A report from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors helps drive home the fact that a child’s health and academic success are inextricably linked. Their latest report, a comprehensive review of empirical literature (122 peer-reviewed studies), examines the inverse relationship between...