May 3, 2023.Reading time 6 minutes.
School-based health centers offer a broad range of health care supports for students that may otherwise be difficult to access in their communities. At the health centers, overseen by Public Health—Seattle & King County, students can get mental health care, immunizations, family planning, and other care in the context of a school environment.
March 31, 2023.Reading time 3 minutes.
Reducing students’ belief in harmful stereotypes can improve school climate by reducing beliefs that may lead to bullying, violence, and victimization. As a result, this can improve health outcomes as well as academic performance.
September 12, 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
School-age kids are using vaping devices at an alarming rate. Here parents and schools can find useful tips to help kids stay away from vaping.
January 24, 2022.Reading time 2 minutes.
Does your little one still need to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Perhaps they might be scared to get a shot or have questions you’re not sure how to answer? Beloved local pediatrician Dr. Ben Danielson is here to help!
November 18, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Versión en español As Washington state moves toward its second full winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, people of all ages continue to feel stressed, isolated, and experience grief and loss. Our community is particularly concerned about the well-being of young people, whose social networks and routines are disrupted. Vaccines for children and youth 5 years […]
February 24, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
We must celebrate the beauty and fullness in all that Black children and youth are. Out in the world Black children and youths’ stories are living, breathing, and thriving narratives that demand more of us. They ask: do you see my humanity and are you willing to understand my full story? Today, we are grateful to share a poem by Nikai Mackie, who originally shared her piece with our community partner, Young-Women Empowered (Y-WE), in June 2020. We hope you intentionally sit and reckon with Nikai’s words.