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…

2020-2021 SBIRT-in-SBHCs RFA Webinar

Crossposted from the School-Based Health Alliance Date: Wednesday, July 8th Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Eastern time Description: The National School-Based Health Alliance is excited to share that the RFA is out for their newest Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment-in-School-Based Health Centers (SBIRT-in-SBHCs) learning collaborative cohort. During this informational webinar, they will review highlights of the…

Arcora Foundation Provides $4 Million to Help Dental Safety Net and Tribal Clinics Deal with the Impacts of COVID-19

Crossposted from Arcora Foundation Many safety net dental clinics are facing unprecedented financial challenges. ARCORA FOUNDATION PROVIDES $4 MILLION TO HELP DENTAL SAFETY NET AND TRIBAL CLINICS DEAL WITH THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 For immediate release: June 23, 2020 SEATTLE, WA – Safety net and tribal dental clinics received much needed support today. Arcora Foundation…

SBHC Community of Practice Call TOMORROW 6/17

WHEN:  Wed, June 17, 8:30-9:30am TOPIC:  Washington SBHCs and School Reopening With the release of OSPI guidance on reopening schools last week, the Washington School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a conversation tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 17, 8:30-9:30am about coordination in planning between school-based health centers (SBHCs) and the school districts and schools in which they…

It Starts with You(th): Highland SBHC Maintains Student Connection through Virtual Lunch Groups

In an effort to highlight new and creative ways school-based health staff are engaging youth in conversations around health and well-being, we are starting a series called It Starts with You(th). By Kendall Watanabe, Health Educator at the Highland Middle School SBHC (International Community Health Services) In March of 2019, the staff from the Highland…

Farewell and Thank You!

Every year in June, we say farewell to staff who are retiring and bid best wishes to those moving on to different professional endeavors. It is a time to celebrate their individual achievements and contributions to our King County school-based health community. To all those leaving us at the end of the 2019-20 school year,…

Webinar: PSESD + BSK School Partnerships Evaluation

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 11th from 10:30am-12pm PT, as the Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning Team from Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) shares results from the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) School Partnership Evaluation.  This evaluation, conducted by PSESD, explores how equitable partnerships are developing between schools, districts, and community-based…