The Gathering Collaborative – $25 Million Grants to Address Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

Crossposted from King County Executive, Dow Constantine King County declared racism as a public health crisis in 2020, recognizing that governments need to acknowledge and respond by undoing the centuries of harms of systemic racism in our society and equitably invest in dismantling racism and protecting the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and People of Color so that all communities thrive.  Envisioned jointly by community members and King County in August 2021…

2023 Call to Action Series: Black, Indigenous and People of Color/Black Convening

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids The Call to Action Series: BIPOC/Black Convening’s goal is to bring Black therapists and peers together with stakeholders (agencies, universities, health clinics, etc.) to be part of a conversation to work collectively to create solutions addressing: Convening Information Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT) Place: Virtual (Zoom…

Invitation to participate in behavioral health inequities listening session

Crossposted from the King County Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) program With the Health Care Authority, the University of Washington Behavioral Health Institute is hosting provider listening sessions to gather information and opinions regarding inequities in behavioral health care. The information gathered from the listening sessions will help inform state-level policy recommendations that address…

Lincoln SBHC Welcomes Public Health and Partners

In December 2022, the Lincoln High School school-based health center (SBHC) team from Neighborcare welcomed the School-Based Partnerships (SBP) team for a tour. The SBHC opened in 2019 with expanded funding from the City of Seattle’s 2018 Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning, and ongoing pandemic recovery period,…

King County Middle School Youth Share Their Experiences and Perspectives on Emotional Safety and Well-being at School

Between December 2021 and July 2022, King County Middle School youth shared their experiences and perspectives on emotional safety and well-being at school. Public Health–Seattle & King County partnered with Empowering Youth and Families Outreach, Communities in Schools of Federal Way-Highline, and Cardea to talk with young people who identify with groups who are disproportionately…

Sound Careers in Healthcare 2023

Crossposted from the Health Industries Leadership Table (HILT) Join HILT Network at Sound Careers in Healthcare 2023! HILT Network is offering healthcare professionals to engage with high school students at their next Sound Careers in Healthcare event! This will be at the University of Washington’s Husky Union Building on 3/21/2023 from 9:00-1:00. They are requesting…

Gender Affirming Care: Education and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Our system of King County school-based health centers (SBHC) support and care for transgender and gender-diverse youth. Many SBHC sites currently provide or are exploring providing gender-affirming care. Seattle Children’s Hospital provides a wealth of national and local resources and educational tools for healthcare professionals providing gender-affirming care. Find more information and access to these…

SBHA 2023 Call for Abstracts Now Open!

Crossposted from the National School-Based Health Alliance 2023 Call for Abstracts Now Open! Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022 This summer, the School-Based Health Alliance will host small, in-person seminars in place of our annual national convention. The 2023 National School-Based Health Care Conference “Celebrating and Growing the Workforce” will take place June 26-29, 2023, at American University…