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  • 04 Oct 2017 9:34 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Public health officials in Otsego, Chenango, Delaware and Schoharie counties confirmed that their rates of three common STDs fell in line with national trends, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of new STD cases in the country has reached an all-time high.  Article

  • 02 Oct 2017 9:43 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Teens on Medicaid who have been arrested at least once are more likely to seek costly emergency room care and less apt to receive preventive primary care, a new study suggests. Article

  • 15 Sep 2017 10:47 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Onondaga County is closing its children's outpatient mental health clinic in Syracuse because it cannot find enough psychiatrists to treat patients and the program is outdated, says county official. Article

  • 11 Sep 2017 11:13 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    A new school-based health center with dental services is being added to the South Lewis Central School District in Watertown, pending NYS Department of Health approval, which will be operated by Lewis County General Hospital, and the North Country Family Health Center. Article

  • 19 Jul 2017 11:23 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    School-based health clinics across the city are under threat and facing potential closure or serious staff shortages because of Albany’s budget cuts and a change in the State Department of Health's funding formula. "It is having a devastating effect on the field," said Sarah Murphy, of the New York School-Based Health Alliance.

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  • 12 Jul 2017 4:11 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Dr. Chris Kjolhede argues, successfully, that a resolution supporting an initiative by Congressman Faso could harm Bassett’s School-Based Health Program.  The resolution was withdrawn.

  • 23 May 2017 9:36 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced the expansion of its Community Schools model, which provides a holistic approach to regular public school education in poorer neighborhoods, integrates academics with health and mental health services, youth development, expanded learning opportunities, and increased family support. The expansion of 69 new Community Schools bring the total number of such schools citywide to 215.  


  • 10 May 2017 11:28 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    The South Lewis Central School District, located in upstate Central New York, is seeking funding to support the development of a new school-based health center, sponsored by Lewis County General Hospital.  Article

  • 10 May 2017 11:14 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    April's publication of Health Affairs includes an article co-authored by Ohio's school-based health affiliate, Francie Wolgin, of Interact for Health, a private foundation that has been funding school-based health centers in the Greater Cincinnati area since 1999.  The article provides a primer on the complexity of opening and sustaining a center as viewed by the funder. Article

  • 14 Apr 2017 9:05 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    South Glens Falls is also going to contract with Saratoga Center for the Family for school-based mental health support services, as some students may have difficulty accessing providers outside of school.


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