Newsletter

June 2024

Welcome to the June edition. This month we’re excited to discuss upcoming events and developments in the school health realm. We hope you’re enjoying the start of summer sun and fun!
Read Here for a letter from our Executive Director, News, Resources and more

May 2024

Letter from our Executive Director
Greetings, Community! I am thrilled to be joining the amazing team and community at Washington School-Based Health Alliance (WA SBHA). Since stepping into the position of executive director in early April, I’ve received a warm welcome from everyone I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. It comes as no surprise to find such dedicated, enthusiastic, and resilient individuals at the intersection of education and youth health. Read More…

December 2023

September 2023

Back to School! We celebrate school-based health providers and staff and the support they provide to students, families, and schools. SBHCs provide convenient access to comprehensive health services for students such as sports physicals, well-child visits, vaccinations, and mental health services. Read More

June 2023

As we wrap up another school year, head into the summer, and begin planning for next year, there is much to celebrate! First, THANK YOU to all of our school-based health providers and staff, healthcare agency partners, school partners, youth advocates, and families. Read More

April 2023

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to host a virtual state conference May 2-3, the Student Health Summit 2023. Read More

March 2023

School-Based Health Care is Youth-Centered and We Want to Hear from Youth! WA SBHA will be creating a youth video montage to share at the Student Health Summit.  This video will highlight the importance of school-based health care and the impact school-based health centers (SBHCs) have in the lives of youth. Read More

January 2023

We are looking forward to a 2023 full of learning and growing together in school-based health care. Below are some updates around policy, upcoming training opportunities, and other news related to school-based health in Washington state.  Read More

September 2022

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance and partners will be offering a number of training and networking opportunities for the school-based health field in Washington during the 2022-2023 school year.  Read More

August 2022

School-based health centers (SBHCs) in Washington have been busy doing what they do best:  providing youth-centered, quality health care to children and youth where they are–at school.  Read More

June 2022

As we reach the end of the 2021-2022 school year, we send special thanks to all of you who care for, teach, support, and empower children, youth, and families!

April 2022

Join the national School-Based Health Alliance for its annual conference, “Achieving Health Equity Through School-Based Health Care,” June 27-30, 2022. This year’s conference is presented virtually. In addition to the keynote speakers, this conference will feature workshops with experts on a wide range of topics. Read More

March 2022

School-Based Health Care is Youth-Centered and We Want to Hear from Youth! WA SBHA will be creating a youth video montage to share at the Student Health Summit.  This video will highlight the importance of school-based health care and the impact school-based health centers (SBHCs) have in the lives of youth. Read More
Read March Funding Updates Here

January 2022

November 2021

Washington school-based health centers (SBHCs) continue serving students, families and school communities in important and creative ways in this third school year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here are five inspiring stories about their work, straight from our SBHCs and in their own words. Read Here and read Nov. Webinar Here

August 2021

We hope you’ve been able to enjoy some downtime this summer.  The new school year is fast approaching, and we look forward to being in touch in more depth in the fall.  For now we wanted to provide a few updates and let you know we appreciate all you are doing to prepare for serving students in 2021-2022! 

May 2021

We at WA SBHA hope you are enjoying spring. This month we have gathered the latest news and opportunities in the school-based healthcare realm. Read More

April 2021

In this edition of the WA SBHA newsletter we bring you upcoming professional development opportunities as well as some excellent news! House Bill 1225 Concerning school-based health centers passed the legislature and was signed into law by Governor Inslee last Friday, April 16! Read More

March 2021

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to co-host Understanding and Addressing Racial Trauma
While Supporting Student Health with Capital Region Educational Service District 113 a two-part workshop with Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy. Read More

February 2021

First, a big shout-out to all our school-based health providers and staff who make a difference every day in the lives of children and youth in Washington!  Second, this month is an excellent time to reach out to your legislators to let them know you support school-based health centers (SBHCs). Read More

December 2020

As this unprecedented year comes to a close, a special note of gratitude for all those supporting our children and youth and working to advance racial and social equity in Washington state. Thank you for all that you’re doing. Take care of yourselves, and we look forward to continuing our work together in 2021! Read More