Posts Tagged ‘Sustainability’

Children’s Health: A Cornerstone for Learning

August 25, 2015

By Erin Schelar, Research and Evaluation Manager, School-Based Health Alliance “Health barriers to learning and the education opportunity gap,” a new report from the Education Commission of the States, highlights the importance of children’s health as a cornerstone of their readiness to learn and reach their full potential in...

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...

Why We Do What We Do: The Art Store

July 15, 2015

School-Based Health Alliance Leadership Fellow Allison Kilcoyne, MS RN c-FNP, shares a touching story about what inspires her to do her job every day. The School-Based Health Alliance’s Leadership Fellows Program has been a true gift. What has most affected my professional journey has been learning to identify and talk about...

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...

Supreme Court Affirms Access to Affordable Health Coverage in King vs. Burwell

June 25, 2015

Today, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in King vs. Burwell. The 6-3 decision upholds the legality of insurance subsidies for consumers in the 34 states that did not set up their own health insurance marketplaces, and instead operate within the...

Learning Collaborative RFP and Informational Webinar

May 27, 2015

The School-Based Health Alliance announces an exciting opportunity to participate in a learning collaborative with the release of our National Quality Initiative Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Networks (NQI CoIIN) request for proposals. Teams comprising school-based health centers (SBHCs), sponsors, and community- and state-level organizations are invited to apply. Participating...

Policy Learning Collaborative State Team Spotlight: Connecticut

May 21, 2015

Advancing Legislation to Define SBHCs What services are offered by school-based health centers (SBHCs)? Are these services paid by health insurers? In this era of health systems transformation, are there opportunities for SBHCs to get paid for services that haven’t traditionally been covered by health insurance? What would that...

Why Launch a Leadership Fellows Program?

January 15, 2015

By Iliana White, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance Just last week, we announced the first cohort for our Leadership Fellows Program. We selected ten individuals this inaugural group of fellows, and they have a diverse background. The group includes nurse practitioners, a physician, a mental health provider, and a...

Strong Partnerships and a Sound Business Model Help an SBHC Thrive

December 11, 2014

By Laura Brey, Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, School-Based Health Alliance Chicago’s 2014-2015 school year is bright for students attending Sullivan High School, neighboring Kilmer Elementary, their families, and both school faculties. The community is now served by a thriving school-based health center (SBHC) that is providing access...

Chicago Community Partners Come Together to Save Their SBHCs from Closing

December 4, 2014

By Serina Reckling, Policy Analyst, School-Based Health Alliance We at the School-Based Health Alliance routinely preach the importance of strong partnerships between schools and communities to ensure the long-term sustainability of a school-based health center (SBHC) program. On a recent visit to Chicago, I witnessed first-hand just how critical...