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HB 4325 Signed into Law

On October 29th, Governor Whitmer signed HB 4325 into law. HB 4325 relieved some restrictions that were going to make it challenging for licensed mental health professionals to diagnose and treat our youth. This bill will allow school-based health centers to continue giving uninterrupted vital mental health services to kids. Thank you to everyone for making this possible with your strong and relentless advocacy. We also want to thank Governor Whitmer and Representative Aaron Miller for their dedication to passing this legislation. Background on HB 4325 This summer, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) submitted proposed rule changes...
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CDC Update: Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use or Vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state health departments, and public health and clinical partners to investigate the multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, product. Please share the following update with your members and colleagues, as appropriate. What You Need to Know As of October 22, 2019, 1,604 lung injury cases associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products have been reported to CDC from the District of Columbia, one U.S. territory (USVI) and 49 states (all except Alaska). 34 deaths have been...
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2019 SCHA-MI Award Winners

Apple Award: Tom Livezey, Superintendent at Oakridge Public Schools The purpose of the Apple Award is to recognize our school-based and school-linked health center partners for their dedicated support to health centers in Michigan. These partners are appreciated for their consistent involvement and assistance provided to move the center’s work forward to achieve healthy learners. The “Apple Award” is a great way to recognize a community member, advisory board representative, parent, educational partner, or funder who has expressed enduring support for school-based and school-linked health centers in your community or in Michigan. As the board president, Tom Livezey led SCHA-IM...
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Adolescent Health ECHO Accepting Applications

The School-Based Health Alliance, with funding from the Bureau of Primary Health Care National Cooperative Agreement (NCA), is accepting applications for its Adolescent Health ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program. Through eight, 1.5-hour, CE-accredited sessions, the Adolescent Health ECHO program joins colleagues nationwide in learning more about adolescent health in an innovative tele-mentoring model of health care education. Lead by a multidisciplinary team of adolescent health providers and professionals, providers and staff participate in bi-weekly virtual sessions of evidence-based didactics and patient case presentations. Participants and faculty will explore a number of topics centered on Adolescent Friendly Environments, Preventive...
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Parent: I am so thankful for our center at Mt. Clemens

I am so thankful for our center. My 6 year son was was having problems in school. He couldn’t sit still long enough to learn and he was getting suspended every other day for his behavior problems. We were getting referrals to behavior clinics, but a lot of the clinics were booked and they weren’t able to see my son for months. Then, I learned our health insurance had gotten cut off. My family was getting so frustrated. I just wanted to get help for my son. At his age, I didn’t want him to miss school and be behind....
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Cyberbullying now a crime in Michigan

This spring, new cyberbullying laws began that could have an impact on your day-to-day life. These laws were created to reduce cyberbullying by creating harsh penalties for those who harass people online. What you need to know: If someone posts online about wanting to hurt you or tries to make you afraid that they want to hurt you, they can now get in big trouble if you tell the police and if the police find out that the person meant what they said If you say on the internet that you want to hurt someone and someone tells the police...
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Parent: Every community deserves to have a health center

I would like to share my gratefulness for a wonderful, top notch health center. The staff at Cherry Health’s Cedar Springs School Health Center are both knowledgeable and friendly. They serve both my child and our community in various ways. From athletic physicals to treating strep throat, children can now have their basic health care needs met right at their own school! This helps to decrease absenteeism. The location is convenient for families, and children can be seen without missing a lot of school. I’m so excited they recently expanded the program to accept families and household members of the...
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2016 House of Michigan House of Representatives