• 02 Dec 2016 10:06 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Hometown Health Centers has partnered with the Schenectady City School District to open the county’s first school-based health centers in the middle and high schools. HHC CEO Joe Gambino says both sites are roughly 1,500 square feet, including waiting areas, infirmaries, exam rooms, labs and registration areas.  Article

  • 29 Nov 2016 10:08 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    People who speak two languages often outperform monolinguals on general measures of executive function.  "[Bilinguals] can pay focused attention without being distracted and also improve in the ability to switch from one task to another"  nprEd full Article

  • 08 Nov 2016 10:18 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Between 14-20% of children and adolescents in the United States experience a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder each year. Despite this significant need, only 10-50% of youth with a diagnosable mental health concern receive treatment, with this rate being lower for minority youth. The NASN, the national Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health developed the Mental Health Training Intervention for Health Providers in Schools (MH-TIPS) to address the need for professional development and training..

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  • 24 Oct 2016 3:02 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)



    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently at the the School Based Health Center located at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Utica. The Center is operated by the Utica City School District and Upstate Cerebral Palsy. 

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  • 19 Oct 2016 9:42 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    “What you see at Montefiore is that whole comprehensive model where you provide all of the care at the school,” said Laura Brey, vice president for strategy and knowledge management at the School-Based Health Alliance. “Basically, you could be the medical home for a young person right at the school.”

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  • 12 Oct 2016 5:12 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Unsafe lead levels were recently found in Schenevus Central School at nine of 99 water outlets according to testing done recently. School physician Dr. Chris Kjolhede, a co-director of the Bassett school-based health center program, said he was glad to see more attention being paid to the potential health hazard that can result from lead in drinking water. As a result the school is addressing the potential problem.

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  • 11 Oct 2016 10:04 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    Lindsay Farrell joined Open Door Family Medical Centers in 1986 and worked in fundraising and development, later in operations before taking over as the President in 1999. Under her leadership, Open Door, a federally qualified health center, has more than quadrupled in size to include five community health centers and five school-based health centers. 

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  • 07 Oct 2016 2:14 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)



    The William F. Ryan Community Health Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center, opens it newest center, the Ryan/Frederick Douglass Community Health Center at 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. Six Health Centers, six school-based health centers, five Community Outreach Centers and a mobile van now comprise the William F. Ryan Community Health Network.  Article

  • 06 Oct 2016 12:55 PM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    A massive public health effort involving government, schools, physicians’ organizations, community groups, foundations, parents, and youth themselves has resulted in unplanned pregnancies in New York City  half now of what they were in the year 2000—down 57 percent in terms of raw numbers, and 53 percent when measured as a rate of birth among teens, according to the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

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  • 29 Sep 2016 10:07 AM | NYSBHA STAFF (Administrator)

    DYK? Several years ago, the NYS Department of Health changed its sbhc quarterly report filing due date from 45 days post quarter to 30.  
    Quarter end dates and filing dates:

    Quarter 1-Includes data from 7/1-9/30 - Due 10/31

    Quarter 2-includes data from 10/1-12/31- Due 1/31

    Quarter 3-includes data from 1/1-3/31- Due 4/30

    Quarter 4-includes data from 4/1-6/30 - Due 7/31

    End of Year- Due 7/31

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