Exploring Careers in School-Based Health Centers 

By Audrey Gabriel, SBHA Youth Advisory Council Member  The concept of picking out your career path at the ripe old age of 17 is incredibly daunting, I know it was for me. Maybe you are the first in your family to go to college, maybe you haven’t really been exposed to different career paths, or … Read more

How Schools and Health Centers Can Help Tackle the STI Epidemic in Youth

Written by Baila Salifou, SBHA Youth Advisory Council Member The following reflects Baila’s lived experiences, thoughts, and opinions.  Schools play an important and unique role in serving the healthcare needs of students. The sexually transmitted infections (STI) epidemic is highly prevalent in young people who, according to the CDC, account for 50% of new infections … Read more

Our Council Experience, And Why Youth Should Join! 

Compilation by Chris Oshana  As current and previous members of the School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) Youth Advisory Council (YAC), we’ve all gained so much from being a part of this amazing team. The following blog post will focus on highlighting our current and former YAC members, their lived experiences as a part of the YAC, … Read more

Teens & Vaccines: My Experience

During the months of October and November, members of the Teens & Vaccines Podcast group worked hard on a workshop presentation for the California School-Based Health Alliance 2021 School Health Conference: Building Bridges to Healthy & Resilient Communities. They met weekly to outline content, create their presentation, and design interactive components for their workshop, “Teens … Read more

The Lack of Sex Education and Why It Needs to Change

You walk into your on-campus school-based health center (SBHC) to check-in for your appointment, and you see a bowl of contraceptives right next to the admissions desk. You know that you need them for this Friday night, but you are too afraid to take them because of the stares you might receive from other peers … Read more

Climate Change is the New Social Determinant of Health

Climate change knows no boundaries, making it a direct danger to every town, city, state, and country across the world. An article written in 2019 states that “the changing climate, including longer and hotter summers, more frequent and intense storms, sea-level rise, more severe droughts, and poorer air quality, are inextricably linked to poorer health.” As … Read more

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