Digital Outreach to Seattle World School Students

Seattle World School supports a unique population of students. Many students speak a primary language other than English and have recently moved to the United States. Established to serve these students and their unique needs, Seattle World School draws residents from all over Seattle. With students and families often not living near the school, this…

Announcing 2 Awards to Support School-Based Behavioral Programs

Crossposted from the Best Starts for Kids Blog Community voices backed by scientific research continue to reveal how traditional disciplinary methods and zero-tolerance policies widely utilized in our school systems do not truly support the long-term well-being and health of our youth. For our teens and young adults to succeed in the classroom and safely…

It Starts with You(th): Garfield Students Promote SBHC Services During Remote Learning

In an effort to highlight new and creative ways school-based health staff are engaging youth in conversations around health and well-being, we are starting a series called It Starts with You(th). For the past five years, student leaders at Garfield High School in Seattle have partnered with Public Health–Seattle & King County to promote Human Papillomavirus…

Join Best Starts for Kids Community Conversations!

This fall, Best Starts for Kids (BSK) is partnering with organizations across all corners of King County to host a series of community conversations.  Similar to the listening sessions held at this year’s BSK Summit, the conversations are virtual and aim to provide a brief update on the state of Best Starts for Kids, learn…

SPS Adds More Flu Clinic Dates

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has already successfully provided thousands of vaccines in partnership with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) in the 2020-21 school year. With this success they have launched additional flu clinics. Visit their website for more information and to register. Vaccines are available to all family members age 4 and older. Parents may…

Webinar: Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care

    Save the Date:  October 27 WebinarWashington State SBHC Webinar Series in 2020-2021. In lieu of hosting a state conference in 2020, the Washington School-Based Health Alliance is partnering with Public Health–Seattle & King County to offer community of practice and training webinars for SBHCs statewide during the 2020-2021 school year.  Save the date!  The first…

SBHCs Are Here To Serve You During Remote Learning!

Many King County schools are starting with fully remote learning in fall 2020 for COVID-19-related health and safety reasons. During this time, SBHCs are here to serve you! All 34 King County SBHCs are providing some combination of on campus, web/phone-based, or community-based medical and mental health services. Some may also provide dental services and…