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Apply to the DOH SBHC Community Advisory Board

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) invites Washingtonians to apply to the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Community Advisory Board.  

Who we’re looking for: Young people (ages 16-21), parents or guardians, school staff, health care providers, and community members. We welcome applications from Washingtonians who are passionate about improving young people’s access to health care in our state. Advisory board members will participate in meetings to share their thoughts, ideas, and recommendations on school-based health care. Your work will guide DOH’s SBHC program to make sure our activities are relevant and can better serve our young people. Members will receive compensation for their time. 

We will select applicants who come from communities most impacted by the lack of health care opportunities in our state. We especially encourage applications from people who have lived experiences with: 

  • Challenges with access to receiving health care. 
  • Visible or invisible disabilities 
  • Government systems like juvenile justice, child protective services, or foster care. 
  • Behavioral and mental health conditions and treatment 
  • Health conditions that last a long-time and their treatment. 
  • Facing barriers or discrimination related to race, ethnicity, income, gender, sexual orientation, and more. 
  • Houselessness or unstable housing 

Apply to the CAB: We are accepting applications online until February 24, 2023. You can complete your application and find more information on the SBHC Community Advisory Board webpage. Materials will be available in Spanish by Monday, February 6. 

We are asking our partners to help us get the word out. Please share information about this opportunity with your contacts connected with schools, adolescent health care, youth organizations, young people, and families across the state. If you have any questions, please reach out to Morgan Nelson at Morgan.Nelson@doh.wa.gov.  

Request for Applications: School-Based Health Center Services at Denny International Middle School (Seattle School District)

Public Health — Seattle & King County is requesting applications from community health service providers that seek an investment from the City of Seattle’s Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy approved by voters in November 2018, to provide school-based health center services at Denny International Middle School in Seattle. Read more.

Webinar March 17: Moving from Affirmation to Action: Working with Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming Individuals

Cross-posted from the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) bulletin:

Webinar: Moving from Affirmation to Action: Working with Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming Individuals

Join us virtually on March 17, 2023 for three consecutive workshop sessions with goals to increase affirming providers’ capacity to offer gender affirming mental health care. This training requires a basic understanding of gender and will ask participants to further deconstruct the gender binary and explore the influence of Westernization, medicalization and white supremacy in our conceptualization of gender affirming care. Participants will also have the chance to learn more affirming language and practices that can be used in the therapy room.

Details

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (Pacific)
  • $50 Registration Fee
  • Continuing Education Hours will be offered
  • Priority will be given to clinicians who serve individuals with Apple Health (Medicaid).

Read the HCA bulletin post about the event. Reach out to contactus@sayingitoutloud.org with questions.

Job posting: Program Assistant, Washington School-Based Health Alliance

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is hiring!

WA SBHA is seeking a Program Assistant, with a shared vision and passion for health and educational equity for children and youth in Washington, to assist the Executive Director, staff, and Board of Directors in fulfilling WA SBHA’s mission.  The Program Assistant will be responsible for providing day-to-day program, communications, and administrative/operations support across the organization. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, expanding team to improve health and educational outcomes for students in Washington.  Read full job posting.