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.
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.
County Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC) is hiring a School-Based Behavioral Health Specialist to be part of their school-based health center team at Meany Middle School in Seattle. Read the full job posting.
Job Summary: The Middle School Behavioral Health Specialist provides mental health services within the School Based Health Center utilizing a variety of evidence-based modalities and practices to achieve tangible objectives. This position emphasizes promotion of healthy development and prevention or long-term intervention and consistent support, utilizing a collaborative care model, which may include students and their families, primary care providers, consulting psychiatrists, and mental health specialists; as well as school administrative, faculty, and support staff. This position reports to Country Doctor Community Health Centers’ Behavioral Health Manager and also receives technical assistance, guidance, and instructions while working in coordination with the school’s central administration and the CDCHC School-Based team. The Middle School BH Specialist may also be asked to float to our Nova High School Wellness Center, an alternative learning environment with a majority LGBTQ+ student population. Read the full job posting.
The Washington School-Based Health Alliance will be hosting a virtual two-day conference for the Washington school-based health field May 2-3, 2023. Save the dates and stay tuned for details!
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.