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Highlighting Hallways to Health: Why Widespread Wellness Works

By Jordanna Snyder, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance What is Hallways to Health? The School-Based Health Alliance’s Hallways to Health (H2H) initiative pushes for wellness to extend beyond school-based health center (SBHC) walls and into the broader school and community. Our H2H sites work to change policies that advance population health in healthy eating/active living …

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The Youth-Led, Peer-Driven Approach through the Eyes of an 18 Year Old

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council member Some believe that young people are a lost cause. If an event or activity doesn’t include technology or similar attractions, youth can’t be counted on to participate. Well, if that is the attitude of the organizers, it will be true. Teenagers can tell where and when they are …

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Social Determinants of Health: Building Relationships with Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a blog series featuring clinician stories that illustrate the impact of safety-net health centers coordinating adolescent care through a social determinants lens. Read more posts in the series here. Neighborcare Health’s Homeless Youth Clinic (HYC) strives to empower Seattle-area youth who experience homelessness to improve their overall …

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Healing Justice and Our Nation’s Schools

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Hope and healing. Both are in short supply for too many young people today. Hopelessness—brought on by exposure to poverty and violence—often leads to alienation and civic disengagement among young people. The long-term consequences of such social toxicity are well known: poor health, school failure, marginalization, criminalization. Shawn Ginwright, …

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Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: A Conversation with Tamara Baer, MD, MPH

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a blog series from the School-Based Health Alliance. We feature stories from clinicians that demonstrate the impact of safety-net health centers that use a social determinants lens when providing coordination of care for adolescents. Read more posts in the series here. Sometimes the contents of the …

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Using Our Mapping Tool to Target High-Need Communities

By Larry Bostian, Vice President for Development, School-Based Health Alliance The Alliance recently submitted two funding proposals to a long-standing partner, the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to strengthen services for adolescents vulnerable to HIV and STD infection and unintended teen pregnancy. DASH is …

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