The Gathering Collaborative – $25 Million Grants to Address Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

Crossposted from King County Executive, Dow Constantine King County declared racism as a public health crisis in 2020, recognizing that governments need to acknowledge and respond by undoing the centuries of harms of systemic racism in our society and equitably invest in dismantling racism and protecting the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and People of Color so that all communities thrive.  Envisioned jointly by community members and King County in August 2021…

Building an Adolescent-Centered Environment

At Public Health–Seattle & King County, we regularly hear the challenges that our school-based health center partners face in engaging young people in youth advisory councils and other youth leadership opportunities. We all know how critical it is to engage young people in our clinics to ensure the highest quality services for them. But how…

Join the School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council

Crossposted from the National School-Based Health Alliance The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) seeks new members to join our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) as part of ongoing efforts to amplify the youth voices in school-based health care. Youth who have current or prior access to a school-based health center (SBHC), are working to address health care issues affecting young people, and are…

Professional Development 1/23: Communication and Feedback Practices to Strengthen SBHC Partnership

This past week, the Public Health–Seattle & King County School-Based Partnerships Program was grateful to host Anne Powell Arias from the Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) for a training on Communication and Feedback Practices to Strengthen SBHC Partnership. This was the second in a three part series (view the recording and materials from…

2023 Call to Action Series: Black, Indigenous and People of Color/Black Convening

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids The Call to Action Series: BIPOC/Black Convening’s goal is to bring Black therapists and peers together with stakeholders (agencies, universities, health clinics, etc.) to be part of a conversation to work collectively to create solutions addressing: Convening Information Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT) Place: Virtual (Zoom…

Job posting: Program Assistant, Washington School-Based Health Alliance

Crossposted from the Washington School-Based Health Alliance (WA SBHA) WA SBHA is seeking a Program Assistant, with a shared vision and passion for health and educational equity for children and youth in Washington, to assist the Executive Director, staff, and Board of Directors in fulfilling WA SBHA’s mission.  The Program Assistant will be responsible for providing day-to-day…

Invitation to participate in behavioral health inequities listening session

Crossposted from the King County Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) program With the Health Care Authority, the University of Washington Behavioral Health Institute is hosting provider listening sessions to gather information and opinions regarding inequities in behavioral health care. The information gathered from the listening sessions will help inform state-level policy recommendations that address…