Posts Tagged ‘SBHCs’

School Nurses and School-Based Health Centers: A Conversation with Paula Fields

March 23, 2018

Paula Fields, MSN, BSN, RN is a senior program manager at the School-Based Health Alliance.  First, tell us about yourself! I am a nurse, a mom, a MiMi of a Type 1 diabetic grandchild, and a fierce advocate for children and school-based health care! I’ve worked to establish and...

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...

Crisis Communications for School-Based Health Centers

February 16, 2016

A crisis communications plan is an essential tool for school-based health centers (SBHCs) and SBHC systems. SBHCs that have encountered negative media attention, misperceptions about services, and threats to daily operations and sustainability know all too well that this kind of opposition can be grueling and time consuming. With...

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...

Become a Member Today!

October 2, 2015

Join us as we move toward MORE and GREAT school-based health centers (SBHCs)! The School-Based Health Alliance is unique. No other organization brings you insights about SBHCs, the people they serve, and the individuals who work in them like we do. Soon, the National Quality Initiative that we are...

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...

Last Week to Submit Back-to-School SBHC Stories!

August 27, 2015

During the month of August, the School-Based Health Alliance is accepting stories, high resolution photos, and videos that showcase different aspects of school-based health centers (SBHCs). We’ve already received lots of submissions, but we want to hear from everyone! All submissions will enter a raffle to win a $100...

National Immunization Awareness Month – SBHC Resources

August 10, 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness Month – a time to speak to parents about the importance of getting their kids and teens back-to-school immunizations. This year’s key messages are: 1) vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious diseases, 2) vaccines are recommended throughout our lives, and 3)...

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...