Celebrate National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Crossposted from the Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health Every May, the nation turns its attention to teen pregnancy prevention for a full month. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) highlights the historic declines in the rates of teen births in the United States. Significant declines have occurred in all 50 states and…

April is STD Awareness Month!

Crossposted from the American Sexual Health Association Each April ASHA recognizes STD Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (also referred to as sexually transmitted infections) in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16…

SBHA National Convention Registration Now Open!

Join the National School-Based Health Alliance and colleagues from Washington State in the national capital region on June 23-26, 2019 for this year’s annual convention as we inspire the school-based health care field to redefine health for kids and teens. As the premier national gathering for our field, the convention is a fantastic opportunity to connect with hundreds of…

Trainings to Improve Adolescent-Centered Practice

The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) out of the University of Michigan has a lot of great resources for school-based health centers and other adolescent-centered clinics. One such tool is their “Spark” trainings. These 20-minute trainings are free and available to you, covering the following topics: Being youth-friendly Strengths-based approaches to adolescent health Adolescent brain development…

Taking Care of Others and Ourselves

New Seattle Public Schools Superintendent, Denise Juneau visited the Cleveland Teen Health Center on October 10, 2018 to learn about the great services offered through our system of SBHCs. Read on to learn more about her visit. Crossposted from Juneau’s Journal. October 10 marked the world’s observation of Mental Health Day. This year’s global focus…