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At Three Seattle Schools, Brand New Health Centers Open This Fall

Cross-posted from King County School Health.  Read the full article here.

Students at three public schools in Seattle will start the school year with a powerful new addition to their campuses:  School-Based Health Centers.

The three new centers will be at Lincoln High School in Wallingford, Meany Middle School on Capitol Hill, and Robert Eagle Staff Middle School in north Seattle:

  • At Lincoln HS, which is reopening this fall after being closed for 38 years, the health center will be operated by Neighborcare Health (which runs the largest number of School Based Health Centers in King County, with 14 in Seattle and one on Vashon).
  • At Eagle Staff MS, which is named after Robert Eaglestaff, former Principal of the American Indian Heritage School that was previously on the same site, the center also will be operated by Neighborcare Health.
  • At Meany MS, which was recently remodeled, the health center will be operated by Country Doctor Community Health Centers, a mainstay in community health in Seattle (with one of its main clinics located just a few blocks away).

Free Training – Mental Health & Trauma Response Supports Training

Cross-posted from the King County School Health blog:

Mental Health Supports for Students: Cognitive-Behavioral Skill Building for Adults in Schools

Locations: Bremerton (ESD 114) and Pasco (ESD 123)

Dates: September 12-13 (Bremerton); September 25-26 (Pasco)

Apply to attend:

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SBHC Community of Practice Call: SBHC Outreach & Student Enrollment

Today the Washington School-Based Health Alliance hosted a school-based health center (SBHC) community of practice call on the topic “Tips & Tricks for SBHC Outreach & Student Enrollment.”  A recording of the call is posted here.

Representatives from three SBHC sponsors in WA–including International Community Health Services (ICHS), Neighborcare Health, and Jefferson County Public Health–shared how they do SBHC outreach, enroll students, and build relationships with the entire school community throughout the school year to reach students with their services and support.