School-based Health Centers, Bureaucracies, Funding, Support

Posted April 3, 2017

Below, you will find a list of organizations promoting School-based Health Centers, info about funding, supporters,  etc.

 In an Atlantic article, School, Birth Control, and Parent Consent, Sept. 2015

we read,

 “There is something amazing and different about seeing students on their home turf,” said Sonja O’Leary, a Colorado-based SBHC pediatrician. “Students will divulge things that they usually wouldn’t if they were sitting in a doctor’s office, even if their parents are outside in the waiting room [at school].”

[Some SBHCs] offer long-acting reversible contraception, such as intrauterine devices and injections, or LARCs, which tend to be especially contentious because they’re longer-lasting and more physically invasive than, say, the pill. The issue appears to be particularly fraught in the 21 states where minors are allowed to have IUDs implanted without parental consent. Most of those states do not distinguish by age in granting youth autonomous birth-control rights, which means kids as young as 11 could be given access (more…)

Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie

Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie and the Rescue of Roger Locher

Approx. 8 minute video – highly recommended, spell-binding story of a rescue of a downed pilot in North Vietnam and how it was done.