Student Health Summit 2019

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to host the

Student Health Summit 2019

Reaching New Heights in School-Based Health Care

Friday, May 3, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm
The Museum of Flight, Seattle

Join us for a day of learning, networking, and joining forces to advance school-based health care in Washington state.

See the conference webpage for event, location and registration details.
Or click HERE directly to register.

E-cigarettes – What are the Facts Behind All That Vapor?

Webinar Opportunity:  E-cigarettes – What are the Facts Behind All That Vapor?

When: Friday 6/14  from 11am-12pm EST

Register here:

Use of E-cigarette products is at epidemic levels for teens and young adults. The purpose of this webinar is to inform dental providers about the products, trends for use, and health harms and benefits of e-cigarette use. The program will also provide information about the effects of e-cigarette flavors on oral health. Finally, participants will learn about the efforts to address the harms that e-cigarette products pose to young people the first -of-its-kind e-cigarette quit program to address the significant rise in youth vaping.

Brian King, PhD, MPH, is the Deputy Director for Research Translation in CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. Dr. King has worked for nearly 15 years to provide scientific evidence to inform tobacco control policy and to communicate this information to stakeholders. He has authored more than 150 scientific articles on tobacco control. He was a contributing author to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, the lead author of CDC’s 2014 “Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs” report, and senior associate editor of the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young adults.

Student Health Summit 2019 a Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Student Health Summit 2019 on May 3!

Nearly 200 people from across Washington converged at the Museum of Flight for a day of learning and building community around school-based health care in our state.

The day began with opening remarks by Tim Burgess, former Seattle City Council Member and Interim Mayor, and ended with a panel of high school youth sharing their experiences and making a difference in their schools. At lunchtime we heard from a panel of policymakers and state agencies about student health in Washington and their own visions for the future of school-based health. Throughout the day there were a dozen breakout sessions on everything from school-based health center start-up to youth vaping to trauma-informed care on the ground. The day’s agenda and presentation slide decks from the breakout sessions are available on the Alliance website.

Thank you again to our event sponsors!

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Training Opportunity: Reproductive Health Screenings

Reproductive Health Screenings: Implementing One Key Question

Register here:

Contact: Caroline Sedano,

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 pregnant in the next year?” clinicians and others can more fully support women’s health needs. Power to Decide and Cascade Pacific Action Alliance are offering a one-day One Key Question® training. Light breakfast and lunch is provided. Attendees of the training will be certified as One Key Question® providers.

This training is free and CMEs are available!

Who should attend?
Community based organizations, clinical providers, or public health department staff interested in improving maternal and child health. Space is limited, so please contact if you have questions about who should attend.

Time and Location
June 4, 8:30-3 PM
ESD 113, 6005 Tyee Drive SW, Tumwater, WA

National SBHC Census Results & Health Affairs Article

The 2016-17 National School-Based Health Care Census findings are final and now available.

  • Nationally, an additional 269 SBHCs opened since the last Census (2013-14).
  • An article authored by School-Based Health Alliance staff has been published in the May issue of Health Affairs. The article, “20 Years of School-Based Health Care Growth and Expansion,” summarizes Census data from the 1998-99 school year to the present. Be among the first to read it here.