Schenectady SBHCs expand services

The Daily Gazette 1/14/19 School-based Hometown Health clinics at Schenectady High School and Mont Pleasant Middle School have expanded to reach more than 1,000 students and are continuing to add services. The clinics – opened in November 2016 as a partnership between...

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NYSBHA prepares for annual conference next week

NY's School-Based Health Alliance (NYSBHA) is preparing for its annual networking and education conference scheduled to occur October 25th and 26th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. This year's keynote is Dr. Steven Safyer, CEO of Montefiore Health in the...

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Rochester SBHC Uses Therapy Dog to Ease Anxiety over Flu Shots

Rochester Regional Health is trying a new approach to get more kids to get their flu shot. Health officials were at School 33 in Rochester Tuesday to administer vaccines and they brought along a K-9 friend, Lovie, a therapy dog, to help ease their anxiety over getting...

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School-based health centers to benefit from new law

School-based health centers to benefit from new law Crain's Health Pulse, October 4, 2018 Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday that lets taxpayers donate to the state's cash-strapped school-based health centers by checking off a box on their personal...

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Watervliet to open school-based health center

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center operates similar centers in Albany schools Times Union - Watervliet City School District students can now get their medical, dental, behavioral and mental health needs taken care of without ever having to leave school.  The district...

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NYS Assembly Passes Resolution Funding SBHCs in 2018-19

A resolution governing the distribution of the $3,823,000 in new, one-time funds for school-based health centers in the 2018-19 State Budget was passed by the NYS Assembly. Data provided by the Division of the Budget and the NYS DOH was received by the Assembly and...

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Should Schools Have Onsite Health Clinics for Teachers?

School-based health clinics for teachers and their families can significantly lower a district's health-care costs and slightly reduce teacher absenteeism, a new study finds.  The study, conducted by the RAND Corporation and published in the Journal of Occupational...

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Districts look to bring mental health clinics into schools

Starting in the fall, more area districts will make space in their schools to house mental health counselors, as Northern Rivers, working with the Capital Region BOCES, looks to expand its services in area schools. Northern Rivers is in discussion with as many as 10...

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