SBHCs Are Here To Serve You During Remote Learning!

Many King County schools are starting with fully remote learning in fall 2020 for COVID-19-related health and safety reasons. During this time, SBHCs are here to serve you! All 34 King County SBHCs are providing some combination of on campus, web/phone-based, or community-based medical and mental health services. Some may also provide dental services and…

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…

Odds of HPV Vaccine Completion Higher in Seattle SBHCs

Results from a study undertaken in Seattle school-based health centers (SBHCs) show that “adolescent SBHC users had higher odds of completing the HPV vaccine series than adolescents who received all doses in traditional health care settings.” Published recently in Public Health Reports, the study (undertaken by Public Health–Seattle & King County’s Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization…

Students Can’t Learn When They’re Not Healthy. Here’s What Schools Can Do to Help.

Crossposted from Education Week and the School-Based Health Alliance Children with chronic health concerns can’t learn when their poorly managed conditions keep them out of class. Students traumatized by unstable living conditions or chronic disadvantage can’t focus on homework or engage their peers. Parents working full-time jobs for minimum wage cannot afford the same extracurricular,…

Seattle SBHCs Featured in Seattle Times

In the March 2, 2017 issue of the Seattle Times, editorial columnist, Jonathan Martin featured Seattle school-based health centers (SBHCs) in an opinion piece. Martin highlighted the important work being done in SBHCs throughout Washington State, calling out Seattle’s three-decade-long investment in SBHCs as an example for the rest of the State. Noting that “For a…