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…

Public Health Guidance for Schools

Public Health – Seattle & King County is taking proactive steps to protect the health of our community by making recommendations that are meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and reduce the number of people infected. We understand these actions will have a tremendous impact on the lives…

New COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations: How Do These Affect Schools?

Public Health – Seattle & King County is taking proactive steps to protect the health of our community by making recommendations that are meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and reduce the number of people infected. We understand these actions will have a tremendous impact on the lives…