New SBIRT Training Opportunities

Adolescent SBIRT Track C Request For Applications (RFA) Now Open! Apply today to receive FREE access to the adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum for nursing, social work, and inter-professional education programs. The Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum, designed by NORC at the University of Chicago in partnership with the American Association of Colleges…

Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Highlight Critical Importance of the 16-year-old Immunization Visit

Healthcare professionals urged to improve low adolescent vaccination rates through focus on 16-year-old immunization visit The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)…

Supporting LGBTQ Youth Through SBHCs

During the month of June, people around the world celebrate Pride Month. An important month for the LGBTQ community and their allies, Pride Month is marked by parades, abounding rainbow decorations, and outward expressions of solidarity. However, LGBTQ youth need support well beyond the month of June and school-based health providers are uniquely positioned and…

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…