• 23 Sep 2016 2:10 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    The Children's Defense Fund-New York released recommendations to help School Based Health Centers manage the transition to Medicaid managed care, which is set to take effect in July. Recommendations include developing a way to bill multiple managed care plans at once, and having the New York City Department of Education bill Medicaid for preventative, evaluative and medically necessary health and mental health services. 


    Article (Politico subscribers)

  • 22 Sep 2016 10:33 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, nearly 35 million children in the United States are living with emotional and psychological trauma, but only 8 million of them have access to a school psychologist. Even fewer students have access to a social worker. The result is a system that punishes and criminalizes students most in need of school-bsed services aimed at addressing children in trauma.


  • 07 Sep 2016 8:37 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Bassett Healthcare received a $297k grant from the Health and Human Services Department to provide health services and education through telehealth in upstate New York. Adding telehealth services in many of our school-based health centers is a way for Bassett to continue to build on the school-based health program, further improve accessibility of health care services and improve the health care outcomes in medically underserved areas,” said Dr. Chris Kjolhede, co-director of the Bassett School-Based Health Program, pictured above


  • 06 Sep 2016 10:12 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Starting this month, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services is launching a program — called the 100 Schools Project —which will connect community based organizations to 10 middle and high schools spread over Brooklyn and the Bronx that will help train teachers and other staff members to recognize signs of distress and funnel students into the right mental health, behavioral intervention or substance abuse programs. The initiative is expected to reach 50 schools by January 2017 and 100 later that year.


  • 02 Sep 2016 11:33 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Dr. Nancy Rappaport, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a child psychiatrist at the Cambridge Health Alliance, has worked for 23 years with the Cambridge Public Schools at a school-based health center, where she develops concrete strategies for struggling students and offers professional development for teachers. Now a cancer survivor herself, she offers "a narrative of our trauma is a necessary part of healing" at Irvington Town Hall Theater's Stage Door Reading Series in the Westchester/Rockland area with an incredible reading of work, Regeneration.  Article

  • 09 Aug 2016 6:53 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    School-centered approaches to improve community health: 

    lessons from school-based health centers

    "For children to have the best chance of becoming productive and healthy adults, child-serving systems need to coordinate their care and services. Two sectors in particular, education and health, play critical roles in promoting better outcomes for child wellbeing and long-term success." Read Paper

  • 07 Jul 2016 10:53 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Effectiveness of School-Based Health Centers in Improving Educational and Health Outcomes Published

    Several articles espousing the effectiveness of school-based health centers in improving educational and health outcomes will be published in the July 2016 issue of The American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The Community Guide posts the following article links and information on their website:

  • 30 Jun 2016 11:26 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Trust for America's Health published an issue report, Furthering the Adaptation and Implementation of LGBTQ-inclusive Sexuality Education, recognizing school-based health centers for being 

    "a key venue for delivery of evidence-informed, LGBTQ inclusive sexual health education." 

    See page 22 of the linked report (to the left) for more on SBHCs.

  • 03 Jun 2016 10:24 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Bassett Healthcare is pursuing a partnership with smaller health system Oneida Healthcare, both in central New York, to coordinate service, expand access and reduce costs. Article

  • 01 Jun 2016 2:56 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Politico: Little Noticed Funding Cut Highlights Existential Problem for Community Schools

    Bill de Blasio visits the Inner Force Early Tots Childhood Learning Center, a community-based organization. 

    | AP Photo/The Daily News, Theodore Parisienne

    A largely unnoticed funding cut facing a dozen New York City community schools underscores the challenges Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration faces as it works to build one of the nation’s largest community school models.

    Read morehttp://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/05/little-noticed-funding-cut-highlights-existential-problem-for-community-schools-102320#ixzz4AM93Hg7x 

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