School-based health centers recoup most budget cuts  

Crains Health Pulse 4.3.18 April 03, 2018 @crainshealth  School-based health centers recoup most budget cuts The state budget for fiscal 2019 allocated $3.8 million to school-based health centers. The funding restored nearly all of the $4 million in cuts last year...

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Arm teachers with mental health providers

Montefiore's Dr. David Appel provides commentary to Pediatric News on Florida's recently passed gun control bill, namely, its inclusion of funding to expand mental health services for students through a simple, sustainable, and nonpolitical solution: the provision of...

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N.Y. advocates push for school mental health center

Funds needed as schools roll out mental health curriculum this fall, advocates say In a few months, New York will become the first state to require mental health education as part of its statewide school curriculum, and mental health advocates are urging the governor...

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NY Senate Defines School Shootings As Terrorism: Murphy

Senator Terrence Murphy (R-40) was a sponsor of a comprehensive safety plan to improve security and keep children safe at schools and other venues that recently passed the New York State Senate. The bill defines school shootings as terrorism and enables individuals to...

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NYS DOH Regional Training Schedule for SBHCs

School Based Health Center and School Based Health Center-Dental Regional Training Scheduled in 2018 The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Bureau of Child Health, is inviting all current Article 28 sponsors to the 2018 School Based Health Center/School...

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Dr. Kjolhede of Bassett Healthcare to brief Congress on SBHCs

Dr. Chris Kjolhede, pediatrician and Co-Director of Bassett Healthcare's network of school-based health centers, is heading to DC February 28th to serve on a panel discussing children's mental health needs in the face of the opioid epidemic, particularly as parents...

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The Ascent: Leadership Interview with Ronda Kotelchuck

Leadership Interview: Ronda Kotelchuck Ronda Kotelchuck serves on the board of the New York School-Based Health Foundation. She was the founding CEO of the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a partnership with a mission to expand access to primary and...

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Motivational interviewing guides informed contraceptive choice

An interview with Melanie A. Gold, DO, professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and professor of population and family health at the Mailman School of Public Health about motivational interviewing is a valuable counseling style designed to help...

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Flu Season Hits Schools, Chautauqua County Fights Back

The flu season is showing no signs of slowing down so area schools in Chautauqua County are fighting back.  Dr. Todd Jacobson, Occupational Health Services director at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, said in January the current flu strain was “more deadly and more severe” than...

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Dentist: Local children need better care

Dentist Leah Carpenter has seen hundreds of patients at Bassett Healthcare Network's school-based health centers, but hundreds more area children are lacking in dental care, she told The Daily Star on Thursday. Bassett Healthcare Network has 20 health centers in...

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