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,…

Happy National School Nurse Day!

School Nurses: Supporting Students in Times of Crisis This year, School Nurse Day is May 6, 2020. Celebrations and special communications are planned throughout the week, which ends on May 12, the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. We honor more than 95,000 school nurses in the United States who make a difference in the…

DOH Webinar + Immunization Rule Change Details

Crossposted from the Washington State Department of Health Immunization Requirements Webinar on March 3, 2020 The Washington State Department of Health is hosting an Immunization Requirements 2020 webinar on March 3, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. The presentation will cover the: Immunization schedule. Immunization rules. Updates to school and child care immunization requirements going into effect…

Kudos to SPS School Nurses’ Immunization Efforts

Crossposted from Seattle Public Schools Health Services December 2019 Newsletter. Our priority is to make sure schools are safe learning environments for all. On December 16, [2019 SPS joins] other local school districts who have taken bold action to send out exclusion letters to those still out of compliance. Exclusion is set for January 8,…

Save The Date! 2019 School-Based Health Retreat

UPDATE: AGENDA RELEASED! We are thrilled to announce that Seattle City Councilmember, Lorena Gonzalez will be leading our welcome this year and Marya Gingrey, Director of Equity and Community Partnerships at Healthier Here will be giving the keynote address. 8:30-9am – Coffee and networking 9-9:15am – Welcome from Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez 9:15-10:15am – Keynote with…

King County Program Aims to Help Students’ Mental Health

Cross posted from Seattle Magazine More and more students are stressed, depressed and even suicidal. Can a new King County program make a difference? It’s a small but alarming statistic. Among kids ages 10–24, suicide is the second-leading cause of death in King County. “We used to have a kid that we needed to hospitalize…

Training Opportunity: Reproductive Health Screenings

cross posted from WA School Based Health Alliance Reproductive Health Screenings: Implementing One Key Question Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-key-question-implementing-pregnancy-intentions-screenings-tickets-60312043947 Contact: Caroline Sedano, sedanoc@crhn.org One Key Question® is a groundbreaking and simple service that encourages health care and social service providers and others to routinely ask women about their reproductive health needs. By asking: “Would you like to become…

The racist practice of mispronouncing names

cross posted from KUOW When Zuheera Ali walks into a coffee shop, she stands outside the door, opens her wallet, takes out her card, figures out exactly what she wants to order, and she reminds herself: ‘You’re Billy. You’re Billy.’ The barista doesn’t believe her, of course. But they can’t do anything about it. As…