Posts Tagged ‘SBHCs’

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...

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...

Resources to Combat Underage Drinking: “Talk. They Hear You.”

July 27, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has started a national media campaign that focuses on the dangers of alcohol and underage drinking. Called “Talk. They Hear You.,” the campaign includes tools and resources for parents to begin the conversation early about drinking alcohol. The “Talk. They...

School-Based Health Centers and LARCs

July 9, 2015

School-based health centers (SBHCs) are considered one of the most effective strategies for delivering preventive care, including reproductive health services, to adolescents—a population long considered difficult to reach. The School-Based Health Alliance supports adolescents’ access to confidential sexual and reproductive health services. This includes long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) methods...

Exciting Funding Opportunity for Health Centers via BPHC

July 2, 2015

On Friday, June 26, the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) announced the availability of $350 million in Expanded Service (ES) supplemental funding. If your school-based health center (SBHC) is eligible to apply, you should have received an email indicating the maximum amount of funding you can apply for....

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...

Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommends SBHCs

May 20, 2015

During the past two years, members of staff at the Centers for Disease Control’s Community Guide have systematically reviewed the literature describing the effectiveness of school-based health centers (SBHCs). The Community Preventive Services Task Force (an independent panel of public health and prevention experts) has recommended SBHCs as an...

Youth Advisory Council Celebrate Awareness Month

February 26, 2015

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council Member The School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members advocated for school-based health centers (SBHCs) in their communities throughout 2015 School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Nicole Carrillo shares her experience. Walking into Room 241 at Northwest Magnet High School in Omaha, Nebraska during...

2015 Leadership Series: Dr. Chris Kjolhede

February 19, 2015

Each week during Awareness Month, we will feature a story about a long-time leader and advocate for school-based health care on our blog. Our next blog features Dr. Chris Kjolhede, who has worked as a school-based health center physician for the better part of 20 years in upstate New...