THE CENSUS IS HERE! The Census, conducted by the National School-Based Health Alliance, collects data on school-based health care program locations, staffing models, services provided, populations served and funding resources. The Census this year is shorter and easier, and should only take about 15 minutes to complete.
WHY SHOULD YOU COMPLETE THE CENSUS? The Census will greatly assist in advocacy efforts, and will provide targeted technical assistance to the filed. Results will be confidential. Have the person most knowledgeable about the care delivered complete the survey. All school-based health care providers and sponsor organization representatives completing the Census will receive a free copy of the School-Based Health Alliance 2016-2017 Census Report and a tip sheet on how to use the data to improve advocacy and outreach efforts
The first five individual respondents to complete the survey in each state will receive a $10 gift card! The first three state affiliates to achieve a 100% response rate in their state will receive a $100 gift card!
For more information and to get started visit https://www.sbh4all.org/sbhadb/census/map.php and select your state. You can also view past Census results at http://www.sbh4all.org/school-health-care/national-census-of-school-based-health-centers/
June 5, 2017
UPDATES FROM RECENT FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS: We would like to thank everyone that came out to show their support for School-Based Health over the weekend at Saturday's Senate Finance Committee meeting.
Friday, May 26, we heard testimony from Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary of the Department of Health on how critical HB1 funding is for many Louisiana residents. She explained that cuts to funding will directly impact the availability and accessibility of services to the most vulnerable of the state's patients.
Saturday, May 27, Dr. Ryan H. Pasternak, Dr. Roberta Carona Vicari, Kendra LeSar of Louisiana Public Health Institute and Sue Catchings, Founder of LASBHA, testified specifically on School-Based Health Centers. They provided powerful arguments on the necessity, impact, and effectiveness of SBHCs, and described the children, parents, and communities that have benefitted directly from their local SBHC services.
July 10, 2017