Gender Affirming Care: Education and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Our system of King County school-based health centers (SBHC) support and care for transgender and gender-diverse youth. Many SBHC sites currently provide or are exploring providing gender-affirming care. Seattle Children’s Hospital provides a wealth of national and local resources and educational tools for healthcare professionals providing gender-affirming care. Find more information and access to these…

SBHA 2023 Call for Abstracts Now Open!

Crossposted from the National School-Based Health Alliance 2023 Call for Abstracts Now Open! Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022 This summer, the School-Based Health Alliance will host small, in-person seminars in place of our annual national convention. The 2023 National School-Based Health Care Conference “Celebrating and Growing the Workforce” will take place June 26-29, 2023, at American University…

Neurodiversity and Youth Mental Health: resources and an upcoming legislative forum

Crossposted from the Best Starts Blog Young people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and experiences bring rich contributions to our community, and young people who are neurodivergent have essential perspectives and contributions that our community benefits from.   Yet, people who are neurodiverse run into obstacles in a world built for people who are neurotypical.…

Updated COVID-19 Booster Promotion

Please help people in your networks know that there’s an updated COVID-19 booster that targets Omicron variants. Anyone 5 and older can get one if they’ve completed their first vaccination series. We’ve linked (below) some topline messages that you can use in your communications to help explain why it’s worth getting, even if you’ve had…

October 24: Youth Mental Health Town Hall with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Please RSVP here to attend: https://forms.microsoft.com/r/qdYkRCnaZn You are invited to attend a Youth Mental Health Town Hall in person, facilitated by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal with Seattle Children’s. Audience members will have the opportunity to hear from and engage with a diverse representation of panelists. This will be a conversation centered around youth and community voices in order to: *Proof…

Call for Abstracts: 2023 National School-Based Health Care Conference

Crossposted from the School-Based Health Alliance The national School-Based Health Alliance is planning an in-person convention for June 26 – 29, 2023, in Washington, DC—the premier gathering for school-based health professionals and advocates.  We invite subject matter experts to submit abstracts in the following categories starting November 7 – 28:     1. Primary Care Clinical…

Seattle World School SBHC Highlighted on KUOW

This week, Seattle World School’s school-based health center (SBHC; operated by International Community Health Services in partnership with Neighborhood House) was beautifully highlighted on local NPR affiliate KUOW’s Soundside segment. Take a listen! Kudos to the World School team, especially Patient Navigator Justin Van and Patient Navigator Supervisor Yenifher Mendoza.