Odds of HPV Vaccine Completion Higher in Seattle SBHCs

Results from a study undertaken in Seattle school-based health centers (SBHCs) show that “adolescent SBHC users had higher odds of completing the HPV vaccine series than adolescents who received all doses in traditional health care settings.” Published recently in Public Health Reports, the study (undertaken by Public Health–Seattle & King County’s Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization…

Employment Opportunities for Seattle Youth

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a longstanding opportunity for low-income Seattle youth to gain professional skills and experience. In Fall 2019 SYEP is expanding to a full-year program that will engage over 100 young people ages 16-24. The program will offer youth a stipend for their participation and guarantee them a full-time, paid summer internship…

New SBIRT Training Opportunities

Adolescent SBIRT Track C Request For Applications (RFA) Now Open! Apply today to receive FREE access to the adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum for nursing, social work, and inter-professional education programs. The Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum, designed by NORC at the University of Chicago in partnership with the American Association of Colleges…

Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Highlight Critical Importance of the 16-year-old Immunization Visit

Healthcare professionals urged to improve low adolescent vaccination rates through focus on 16-year-old immunization visit The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)…

Using DocuSign in Your SBHCs

Many King County school-based health centers (SBHCs) have opted to use DocuSign for electronic registration and consenting in their clinics. Originally piloted to ease consent for vaccinations, SBHCs now have access to this service courtesy of King County for a variety of SBHC-related purposes. For those using DocuSign through the King County license, the following…