Funding Opportunity: HRSA Health Center Program Service Expansion – School-Based Service Sites

Crossposted from the Washington School-Based Health Alliance The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the School-based service sites (SBSS) funding opportunity.  This is the $5 million that was included in the year-end COVID relief bill. Overview Fiscal year (FY) 2021 School-Based Service Sites (SBSS) funding is available for Health Center Program award recipients on…

Webinar: Case Study of Student-Led SBHC Start-Up During COVID-19

In lieu of hosting in-person professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are partnering with the Washington School-Based Health Alliance to offer community of practice and training webinars for SBHCs statewide during school year 2020-21. UPCOMING WASHINGTON SBHC WEBINAR WHEN:  Tuesday, January 12, 11am-noonTOPIC:  Case Study of Student-Led SBHC Start-Up During COVID-19 Join us for a panel of Nova…

DOH provider alert regarding increased concern of suicide risk in youth during COVID-19

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently released the following provider alert regarding increased concern of suicide risk in youth during COVID-19. Actions Requested Screen patients for suicide risk, particularly children, teens, and young adults. See the Screening section below for more information. Share information and resources with patients and their families on crisis…

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.…