Posts Tagged ‘public policy’

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Appropriations Bill with Funding for School-Based Health Centers

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (June 19, 2019) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its FY2020 appropriations bill that includes a $5 million line item for school-based health centers. The School-Based Health Alliance thanks Congressional champions Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) for leading this SBHC funding request. “This...

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program, Bolster Support for School-Based Health Centers

April 4, 2019

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program, Bolster Support for School-Based Health Centers WASHINGTON, DC (April 3, 2019) – Today, in a bipartisan, bicameral show of support for school-based health care, a group from the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate introduced legislation to reauthorize the...

Healing Super Heroes Every School Day: 2019 Awareness Month Wrap-Up

March 28, 2019

Healing Super Heroes Every School Day 2019 Awareness Month Wrap-Up By Anna Burns, Manager of Communications and Public Policy Research assistance from Miranda Robinson-Perez February 2019 marks my third year managing the national campaign we call National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. And as the person who tracks user...

Federal Commission on School Safety’s Report Mentions SBHCs But Downplays Role of Guns in School Violence

December 21, 2018

Federal Commission on School Safety’s Report Mentions SBHCs But Downplays Role of Guns in School Violence WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2018)– This week, the Federal Commission on School Safety—the Trump Administration’s response to the Parkland tragedy—released its final report. The report describes a wide variety of gun violence prevention...

Policy Year In Review

December 19, 2018

Policy Year In Review The 115th Congress was the most successful congress for the advancement of school-based health center’s policy priorities in nearly a decade. Victories include a bi-partisan, bicameral Reauthorization bill and the new opioid law, which includes both SBHC tele-health language as well as grants for trauma-informed...

SBHC Advocates Introduce Legislation in Senate to Reauthorize SBHC Program

October 17, 2018

SBHC Advocates Introduce Legislation in Senate to Reauthorize SBHC Program WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 2018) – In a bipartisan show of support for school-based health care, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced legislation in Congress that amends the Public Health Service Act to...

Alliance Joins Child and Family Advocates Opposing Public Charge Proposal

September 28, 2018

Alliance Joins Child and Family Advocates Opposing Public Charge Proposal WASHINGTON, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance stands with our national partners and esteemed medical associations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians and the American Psychiatric...

Federal School-Based Health Center Bill Gaining Bipartisan Support

September 6, 2018

Federal School-Based Health Center Bill Gaining Bipartisan Support As schools open their doors to students for a new academic year, a growing number of supporters in Congress have joined together to sponsor legislation that authorizes a federal school-based health care program. “Even as it seems that our nation is...

School-Based Health Alliance Urges Trump Administration to End Policy of Separating Families at U.S. Border

June 19, 2018

School-Based Health Alliance Urges Trump Administration to End Policy of Separating Families at U.S. Border Washington, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance issued the following statement today on the current crisis of family separation at the U.S. border:  “The situation at the border is a moral crisis. It is also a...

Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program

May 22, 2018

Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program Today, a bipartisan group from the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. House members John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) sponsored H.R. 5899 to extend the School-Based...