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Mindfulness for Adolescents
Thursday January 26th from 1-2pm

On Thursday January 26th from 1 to 2pm, please join us for our second installment of the MASBHC Webinars. This month's webinar, 
Mindfulness for Adolescents, will focus on discussing mindfulness and how it benefits underserved and marginalized communities. 

Key takeaways for this webinar will include: the definition of mindfulness, its impact on adolescents, and tips and techniques for teaching and implementing mindfulness in schools.

Mindfulness for Adolescents is the second of three webinars that MASBHC will host as we lead up to our
2017 Annual Conference, Building Linkages for Healthier Students, to take place on Thursday, May 18th in Columbia, MD. 

MASBHC's webinar series is also supported by the Maryland Adolescent Health Collaborative, a partnership between MASBHC and the Amerigroup Foundation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call Yekatit Bezooayehu at yekatit.masbhc@gmail.com or 443.627.3424.
MASBHC Policy Update 

Following the November elections there has been much speculation regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act.  One of the suggestions most discussed has been a possible repeal with a delayed implementation date, to take place in two years. During this time, Congress would develop a replacement plan. However, President-elect Donald Trump has just recently mentioned that a repeal and replace should occur together. To repeal the ACA quickly, Congress may decide to pass a Budget Reconciliation bill this winter.

It is also unclear whether this process will include changes to Medicaid. This could include changes to the federal funds reimbursed to states and expansion to adults previously not covered under Medicaid.

As Congress debates a plan to repeal and replace the ACA, MASBHC will be working closely with the School-Based Health Alliance to block any efforts that impact health coverage and access for children and their families. In addition, MASBHC will continue to be a voice in Annapolis over the next 90 days to mitigate any federal impact at the State level.
Dental Resources for SBHC's

SmileConnect.org is an online platform now available to School-Based Health Centers in Maryland that allows centers to receive dental resources onsite free-of-charge.

SmileConnect is a program that works to connect children in need of dental resources with those available to help by utilizing local volunteer dental providers and distributing oral health kits donated by our partners. SBHCs can get connected at any time by creating their requests at www.SmileConnect.org

Feel free to contact us with any questions at info@SmileConnect.org or (734) 302-4618.