Odessa Brown SBHCs Highlighted by Gates Foundation

In a beautifully crafted video, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has highlighted the community-focused work of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, noting the relationship between student health and academic success to which all school-based health services contribute. In the video, Odessa Brown’s Medical Director Dr. Ben Danielson introduces viewers to their three school-based health centers at Garfield High…

Welcome, Erin MacDougall!

In December 2017, Public Health’s School-Based Partnerships team bid farewell to long time staff member, Jessica Knaster Wasse. We wish her well in this new professional adventure and welcome new staff member, Erin MacDougall! Erin will be supporting both Families and Education Levy and Best Starts for Kids work, focusing in a variety of areas…

Student Champions Make the Case for Vaccination at Science Center

Crossposted from Public Health Insider. How would you convince a teenager to take vaccines seriously? One approach that can potentially double vaccine coverage rates is to start with their peers. You can learn how that works in this video from a current exhibit at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center called, “Vaccines & Immunity: It Takes a Community.”…

HRSA Announces $10M for SBHC Renovations

Crossposted from the School-Based Health Alliance. This week the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of up to $10 million in funding for school health center capital investments. The agency is expected to give up to 100 awards to currently operational school-based health centers for the purpose of increasing “access to mental…