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With the start of the 2020-21 school year upon us and many questions about how remote learning will go, many have wondered: What will school-based health services look like? In service to the students and families still very much in need of health care, we are proud to say: School-based health centers will be providing…

Farewell to Sara Maupin!

We wish a fond farewell to all staff leaving our system this year. We are a stronger system thanks to the incredible individuals that comprise it. For those moving on to new endeavors, we express our gratitude and send you our best wishes! 2000 was a big year. We entered a new millennium. Y2K fears…

Tyee SBHC Staff Celebrate Graduates

HealthPoint staff from the Tyee High School school-based health center (SBHC) joined in on celebrations recently to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of 2020 graduates. They attended the Tyee drive-through graduation–masked and socially distanced–to show their pride for their patients’ achievements and their commitment to the whole school community. Thanks, HealthPoint SBHC staff!¬†

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…

COVID-19 Communications Toolkit

Crossposted from the Public Health Insider As King County continues to slowly reopen the economy, it is now more important than ever to encourage those in our communities to wear a cloth face covering, practice social distancing, minimize group size, gather outside, and use good hand hygiene. These are all important tools in slowing the…

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…