October 4, 2022: Youth and Family Behavioral Health Forum

The School Based Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention subcommittees of the Children Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup are hosting a forum for young people and/or parents and caregivers to share their opinions on school-based mental health supports in Washington.  It is being hosted in collaboration with the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and…

Odessa Brown Team Welcomes PHSKC to Lowell SBHC

Lowell Elementary School’s school-based health center (SBHC) opened during the pandemic with funding from the City of Seattle’s 2018 Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy. Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) was awarded the funds as the sponsor agency for this clinic in Summer 2020. With visitor restrictions lifting in Seattle Public Schools, the Public Health…

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

For most districts, the 2022-23 school year kicked off this week and we are so glad to welcome all our new and returning school-based health center staff! We are excited to work with you this year in support of student health and wellbeing. The School-Based Partnerships Program here at Public Health–Seattle & King County is…

Seattle DEEL Releases 2020-21 Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy Annual Report

The City of Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) has release the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Year 2 Report, covering the 2020-2021 school year. This report highlights the 29 FEPP-funded school-based health centers in Seattle and their efforts to continue services during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020-21 marked…

Complete the 2022 Census Today!

It’s that time again! The National School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) has launched is 2022 Census. SBHA invites every school-based or school-linked health center, mobile health, and telemedicine program in the nation to participate! Learn more about the census. Click here to complete your 2022 census of SBHCs.

Young people speaking up about mental health: Adar Abdi

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids To honor BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we are featuring a story from a young person who explores the impacts of mental health challenges and the public health crisis of systemic racism.   Across our region and country, young people are navigating the ramifications of racism and the pandemic that…

Young people speaking up about mental health: George Olebar 

Crossposted from Best Starts Blog In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to share a story featuring a young person who is living through a disruptive pandemic and highlight upcoming events and resources to support your mental and emotional health beyond May.  Locally and nationally, young people are experiencing wide ranging impacts of…