Posts Tagged ‘public policy’

Marching for Our Lives: Because High School Is Stressful Enough

April 18, 2018

Marching for Our Lives: Because High School Is Stressful Enough By Anna Burns, Manager, Communications and Public Policy Saturday, March 24 was an extraordinarily beautiful Saturday in the District. I stayed up late the night before, crafting witty, heartfelt March for Our Lives posters with some girlfriends. I was...

Creating Freedom from Violence

April 18, 2018

Creating Freedom from Violence By John Schlitt, President Enough is enough. Never again. Now is the time. It seems unimaginable, but the national gun violence prevention movement, fueled by unthinkable acts and media-savvy youth activists, may have finally reached a tipping point in our public discourse. Inspired by the...

Alliance Hosts Congressional Briefings During Awareness Month

March 12, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the School-Based Health Alliance held two congressional briefings in honor of National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Child health experts from around the country shared how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are meeting the increased mental health needs of the lesser known victims of this epidemic...

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...

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

February 17, 2017

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Democracy is not a spectator sport, as the saying goes. The resistance marches and noisy town hall meetings between elected officials and constituents across the nation are a great reminder that democracies thrive when citizens engage. Participation is a necessary ingredient. This...

Hallways to Health Act Re-Introduced

February 13, 2017

Comprehensive School-Based Health Care Legislation Would Increase Children and Adolescents’ Access to Primary and Mental Health Care Services WASHINGTON, DC—On Monday, February 13, Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Al Franken (MN), along with House Representatives John Sarbanes (MD), Debbie Dingell (MI), Eric Swalwell...

Secretary Hillary Clinton Announces Plan to Significantly Expand Health Care Safety Net

August 16, 2016

Last month, Democratic Presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her proposal to dramatically increase the federal investment in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Her plan would double FQHC funding over the next decade by extending current mandatory funding under the Affordable Care Act and increasing...

Flint, MI, Looks to SBHCs as Part of Comprehensive Response to Water Crisis

February 9, 2016

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a problem that won’t easily be solved. Lead exposure has long-term, serious consequences for individual’s health, particularly for children and adolescents. Beyond the immediate need for infrastructure repairs, the community in Flint will require wrap-around services to support the families and children...