Happy February! This month celebrates national School Based Health Center Awareness Month! One of the ways CASBHC is celebrating is announcing the new SBHC Issue Brief, " School-Based Health Centers: Critical to Health Reform and Improved Outcomes for Students", produced by the CT Health Foundation. If you haven't read it yet the link to read it is below.
Mark your calenders -- CASBHC's statewide conference is Friday, May 5th, 2017 (more details below), and SBHC Advocacy Day at the State Capitol is Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.  On February  8th, Governor Malloy released his budget which calls for funding cuts to SBHCS. You can read more about the budget and the cuts below. Read about the reintroduced federal Hallways to Health Act. CASBHC will continue to advocate for SBHCs, but we can't do it alone. Your voices are needed now more than ever! 
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Have you read the new SBHC Issue Brief produced by the CT Health 
CASBHC is excited to share a new Issue Brief--"School-Based Health Centers: Critical to Health Reform and Improved Outcomes for Students".  This issue brief makes recommendations to further ensure SBHC sustainability - through three primary mechanisms - in an era of state health reform.  
Is Your Twitter Game Strong?#SBHCMonth17
If so, join CASBHC as we take part in the School Based Health Alliance's Twitter storm  to celebrate SBHC awareness month   #SBHCMonth17.  The storm will be held between  2pm-3pm on Thursday 2/23/17.
CASBHC's Annual Conference: 
"Protecting a Vulnerable Population" 

CASBHC will be holding its annual conference on Friday May 5th, 2017 at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT. The conference will be from 8am-3pm. Registration will open in February! 
In the meantime sign up to become a CASBHC   member! With your membership  you will receive a discount on CASBHC's  conferences  and training events.
For information contact:
 Olivia Chamberland 
203-230-9976, Olivia@CTSchoolHealth.org
Major changes in health care under Governor  Malloy's budget

Now more than ever SBHCS need your voice!
"School-based health centers would see a 10 percent funding cut under the budget plan Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed" Read More...

Hallways to Health Act Re-Introduced!

            On Monday, February 13, Congressional members r e-introduced the Hallways to Health Act (S.356/H.R.1027), legislation that would provide federal support for high-quality comprehensive health care and mental health services to students at school-based health centers (SBHCs) across the country. We are proud of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Congressman John Larson for their co-sponsorship of the bill.
Support Youth Health Today! 
With your support, CASBHC advocates for our Youth and School Based Health Centers (SBHCs). If you are not a member please join today. You can also make a charitable donation. The impact of CASBHC's work can be seen in a healthy and thriving student. Your support makes an impact on the lives of vulnerable young people. Thank you for your contribution.


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Rise in calls to Childline for mental health issues prompts call for action

This is why SBHCS are so vital to youth's mental health
"New figures reveal more than 50,000 children and young people contacted Childline last year seeking help for serious mental health problems. "

Jesse White-Fresé 
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Connecticut Association of School-Based Health Centers