We are happy to report that H.R. 2075, the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019, officially passed the house yesterday!

H.R. 2075 would allow SBHCs to have their own dedicated funding stream for federal dollars, as opposed to running it through the Community Health Center Program, which only allows those SBHCs ran by FQHCs to obtain federal funding. Click here( if you would like to view the recorded C-SPAN video, the bill was discussed for several minutes beginning at the 3:17 mark.

Suicide Prevention Support for Health Care Clinics Working with Michigan’s Health-Disparate Populations

A new grant program, Suicide Prevention Support for Health Care Clinics Working with Michigan’s Health-Disparate Populations is now available and open to proposals.  This program is a collaborative effort between the following funders: Michigan Health Endowment Fund Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Social Mission Department Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Children’s Foundation Ethel and James Flinn Foundation.   Together, we are requesting proposals from Michigan-based non-profit health care providers and organizations to develop projects that will decrease the rate of suicide attempts and deaths by identifying children and/or adults who may be at risk and addressing their...
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MIACE Impact Report

The Michigan ACE Initiative has released a report documenting their accomplishments since the origin of the Michigan ACE Initiative.  It details the intended path forward in the coming months and years along with links to videos, website, and Facebook pages. MIACE Impact Report

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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2016 House of Michigan House of Representatives