Kaiser SBHCs Reach Students Through Welcome Videos

With Seattle Public Schools providing fully remote instruction to start the 2020-21 school year, Kaiser Permanente school-based health center (SBHC) staff got creative in their student outreach efforts. The team created welcome videos to introduce students to the SBHCs and remind students and families that services were still available. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our…

The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey

Crossposted from the Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched the Community Recovery-Oriented Needs Assessment, or the CORONA survey. The survey is an effort to assess the behavioral, economic, social, and emotional impacts and the needs of communities across the state as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The…

*July 16* Virtual Town Hall: How Can We Safely Reopen Schools in the Fall?

Crossposted from the Washington School-Based Health Alliance The School-Based Health Alliance is joining school health and education partners to co-host a special virtual town hall event on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 PM Eastern, moderated by former U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King Jr. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American…

WA SBHA Releases Guidance for SBHCs in School Reopening

Crossposted from the Washington School-Based Health Alliance The Washington School-Based Health Alliance has developed Guidance for SBHCs in School Reopening for Washington SBHCs and their school district partners. Understanding that the public health situation and school reopening plans will evolve over the coming months, WA SBHA will intend to update this SBHC guidance as needed…

2020-2021 SBIRT-in-SBHCs RFA Webinar

Crossposted from the School-Based Health Alliance Date: Wednesday, July 8th Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Eastern time Description: The National School-Based Health Alliance is excited to share that the RFA is out for their newest Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment-in-School-Based Health Centers (SBIRT-in-SBHCs) learning collaborative cohort. During this informational webinar, they will review highlights of the…

SBHC Community of Practice Call TOMORROW 6/17

WHEN:  Wed, June 17, 8:30-9:30am TOPIC:  Washington SBHCs and School Reopening With the release of OSPI guidance on reopening schools last week, the Washington School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a conversation tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 17, 8:30-9:30am about coordination in planning between school-based health centers (SBHCs) and the school districts and schools in which they…

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…