National School-Based SBIRT Speaker Series

Crossedpost from National School-Based Health Alliance Update: In case you were unable to join any of the live webinars, you’re invite to view the recordings by clicking here. ===================================================================== The School-Based Health Alliance invites you to join virtual speaker series on school-based SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment). The series will feature practitioners,…

SBHC Services During Remote Learning (Video)

During the remote learning period, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has worked with school-based health centers (SBHCs) to ensure students and families have information about available services. As part of this, the SPS Health Education Department released the following video, which SBHCs can use to promote their services. SBHC staff can reach out to the web…

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…

SPS Provides FREE Professional Development for Partners

Did you know that Seattle Public Schools offers great, FREE professional developments for partners working in their schools? This includes school-based health center staff and providers! Their schedule is regularly updated and includes a great variety of topics and training opportunities. Upcoming opportunities in the 2020-21 school year include: Heal the Soil, Heal the Root:…

Upcoming Webinar: Practical and Sustainable Steps for Addressing Bias and Patient Concerns in Contraceptive Counseling

Crossposted from the National School-Based Health Alliance Dates and Times: November 17, 2020 2:00-4:00pm EST and November 18, 2020 2:00-4:00pm EST¬†Description:¬† Through a review of patient-centered counseling techniques and case-based learning, participants will practice offering non-judgmental counseling in common challenging real-world scenarios. Strategies for presenting scientific data, including on irregular bleeding and weight gain, are…

YOMHEs Partner with SOAR

After over three years partnering with the School-Based Partnerships team at Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC), the Youth Organizers of Mental Health Education (YOMHEs) will start a new chapter with Soar in September 2020. Soar is a community-based organization with deep expertise in engaging youth and families to enact change throughout King County. YOMHE…

COVID-19 Communications Toolkit

Crossposted from the Public Health Insider As King County continues to slowly reopen the economy, it is now more important than ever to encourage those in our communities to wear a cloth face covering, practice social distancing, minimize group size, gather outside, and use good hand hygiene. These are all important tools in slowing the…

It Starts with You(th): Highland SBHC Maintains Student Connection through Virtual Lunch Groups

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). By Kendall Watanabe, Health Educator at the Highland Middle School SBHC (International Community Health Services) In March of 2019, the staff from the Highland…

Upcoming Webinars from SBHA

The School-Based Health Alliance hosts webinars to connect members of the school-based health care field with public health experts. These webinars are designed to help school-based health center practitioners provide quality health care services, build sustainable business models, and stay abreast of new topics in the health care world. With the current state of school-based…