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MEDICAL HEALTH NEWS

Heart Screening For Teens May Cause More Problems Than It Solves

"Some physicians worry screening kids with no symptoms or family history of disease could do more harm than good." Read More>>>
Healthcare spending for U.S kids Increases 
"The cost of keeping American kids physically and mentally healthy increased 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, a new study finds." Read More>>>
Immunization Update 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated the age and amounts of vaccines recommended for children and young adults. Please share this update with your school health team.

Asthma
"The focus of a new AAP clinical report, Indoor Environmental Control Practices and Asthma Management"     Read More>>>
For additional resources on Asthma Environmental Intervention Guide for 
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Rates of Uninsured Children Drop, Access to Care Improves
"Millions more children had access to health care in 2014 than in 2000, according to a new study." Learn More>>>
Flu Season Update!
"It's time to prepare for the 2016-2017 influenza (flu) season."Learn More>>>
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Windham SBHC Video!
SBHCs embody the linkage between education and health! Watch this great video about the Windham School Based Health Center! Watch It Today>>>
SAVE THE DATE! Friday, May 5th 2017!
CASBHC is pleased to announce its annual conference, Protecting a Vulnerable Population, will be held at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT on May 5th 2017! The conference will held from 8am to 3pm, and guests will be served breakfast and lunch. Registration will be opening soon, check back for more details! 
East Hartford's School Health Centers Begin Serving Preschoolers

"Onsite comprehensive medical and behavioral intervention for East Hartford’s K-12 students has been offered for over two decades, thanks to Integrated Health Services Inc. Now the organization is poised to expand its program to assist preschoolers in need." Learn More>>>

The U.S Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which included Sen. Chris Murphy's Mental Health Reform Bill in it.  

Healthy Smiles, Brighter Outcomes

The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers, with the generous support of the Connecticut Health Foundation, recently released "Healthy Smiles, Brighter Outcomes", a collection of stories from students that use dental services in their school based health centers. Read It Today!>>>
Keep The Promise Coalition
Congratulations to CASBHC Executive Director, 
Jesse White-Fresé, who  received the 
Children's Advocacy Leadership Award 
As the momentum for adopting alternative payment models develops and influences the reimbursement of Medicaid services, school-based health centers should be included in APM models.

Promoting health equity through education programs and policies, improving educational and health outcomes


The Toothfairies of Hartford Public Schools 
Read about the Toothfairies of Hartford Public School Mobile Dental Program Read More>>>

Clifford Beers program turns stress and trauma into positive outcomes

Clifford Beers Clinic receives funding to help students who are dealing with trauma and stress strive for positive outcomes Read More>>>
MENTAL HEALTH NEWS
Know The Signs: by The Sandy Hook Promise
People who are at-risk of hurting themselves or others often show signs and signals before an act of violence takes place.  When you don’t know what to look for, it can be easy to miss signs, or dismiss them as unimportant, sometimes with tragic consequences. Learn More...
For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like 'Being Chased By A Lion'
"Everyone feels anxious once in awhile: dry mouth, sweaty palms, a pounding heart. In fact, anxiety is the most common mental health disorder. But for some kids out there, anxiety is such a debilitating condition that they may not even make it to school." Read More>>>
Top 10 Resources to Support School Mental Health
For mental health clinicians, educators, parents, and students.


Empowering Kids To Combat Negativity 
"With the "Trump effect" – the spreading of the president-elect’s discriminatory rhetoric toward immigrants, women, and other groups – finding its way into schools, many parents are grappling with the possibility of their children having to confront hate speech." Read More>>>
Bullying Prevention
Learn the definition of bullying, types of bullying, and when and where it happens.

More from stopbullying.gov...