Reaching Students During Remote Learning

During the remote learning period, reaching students has been a challenge for many school-based health centers (SBHCs). In spite of these challenges, school-based health providers have shown their incredible adaptability and creativity to ensure students receive the services they need. One particular example comes from Antonia Caliboso, LICSW, mental health provider at Cleveland High School…

Health Advisory: Counsel Patients on How to Reduce COVID-19 Spread as Cases Spike in King County, November 10, 2020

Action requested: Be aware that COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in King County. Hospitalizations are rising as well and are expected to further increase as cases continue at high levels more high-risk people become infected. Counsel all patients with the following key messages to reduce their risk of getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others.…

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 (including flu shots!) were still available. The COVID-19 pandemic…

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…