COVID-19 Testing Sites in King County

As King County School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) continue to provide services to students, many may be making referrals for COVID-19 testing. To support these referrals, King County has a COVID-19 testing website (www.kingcounty.gov/covid/testing) that includes: A frequently updated list of COVID-19 testing sites open to anyone Available in 15 languages other than English Including location,…

Kaiser SBHCs Reach Students Through Welcome Videos

With Seattle Public Schools providing fully remote instruction to start the 2020-21 school year, Kaiser Permanente school-based health center (SBHC) staff got creative in their student outreach efforts. The team created welcome videos to introduce students to the SBHCs and remind students and families that services were still available. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our…

SBHCs Featured on KUOW

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…

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…

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…