school-based healthcare

Congress Approves Historic Funding for School-Based Health Centers

After months of negotiations and several short-term funding bills, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations package (H.R. 2471) on Thursday, March 10. President Biden signed it into law on Tuesday, March 15. The bicameral, negotiated bill includes $30 million for school-based health centers within the Section 330 Health Centers program, a $25 million …

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NEW Children & Adolescents Social Determinants of Health Learning Collaboratives

Through our Youth Safety Net Project, the School-Based Health Alliance is excited to announce year two of our learning collaboratives on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) screening and care!   SDOH Care Improvement This learning collaborative will help health centers improve and expand existing SDOH practices, while learning about sustainable business practices for SDOH screening and …

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No Kid Hungry Learning Network 2022 Awardees

We are excited to announce the names of the school-based health programs that will be participating in our School-Based Health Center Food Access Learning Network with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry! These school-based health centers (SBHCs) will be implementing integrated food access interventions at their centers and sharing their strategies to create a best …

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Dear Colleague Letter: Biden Administration Push for Additional Vaccination Sites for Children Ages 5-11

Find a copy of the signed letter from Secretaries Becerra and Cardona here. Dear Colleagues: Thank you for all you have done for children and families since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. You have worked incredibly hard to get schools reopened and keep them opened, meet students’ needs, and address the impacts of COVID-19 …

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Innovative Strategies for Leveraging Schools as COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Introduction In May 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17. To date, adolescents’ vaccination rates have continued to lag those of adults, with 33.2 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds and 43.8 percent of 16- to 17-year-olds fully vaccinated as of August 21, 2021. While the …

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Advancing Children’s Health: Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination and Mitigation Measures

The Vaccine Equity Cooperative facilitated a diverse working group of subject matter experts which produced a set of detailed recommendations for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 years old. The recommendations were shared with leaders from a number of federal agencies to positive feedback, and are reflected in many places within …

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