Posts Tagged ‘Sustainability’

Board of Directors Nominations

September 9, 2015

The School-Based Health Alliance Seeks Leaders to Join its Board of Directors We are accepting nominations for individuals to join our Board of Directors. The Board guides our mission and strategic direction, as well as ensures our organization’s vitality. The Board is committed to cultural diversity and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Please use the...

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy Holds Town Hall at School with an SBHC

September 1, 2015

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) visited Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, CT, on August 27, which is home to a school-based health center (SBHC) named “The Body Shop.” Murphy met with community members to seek input on the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015, a bill that...

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...

School-Based Health Alliance 2013-14 Annual Report

August 13, 2015

2013-14 was a busy year for the School-Based Health Alliance! Our Hallways to Health and New Directions initiatives tested innovative methods of providing care and building sustainable school-based health centers (SBHCs), we launched the Linda Juszczak Legacy Fund in honor of our former president, and we committed creating more SBHCs...

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...