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Tue, Jul 26, 2011 9:24 am
A Win for School Health
in California Legislature!: California Legislature Calls for Federal Funding for SBHCs
Assembly Joint Resolution 10 (Brownley) School-Based Health Centers has been officially adopted by the California Legislature. The Resolution requests that Congress fund the school-based health center program authorized in health care reform. It also calls for the inclusion of SBHCs in policies that create medical homes for all children and for the use of SBHCs as a strategy in national education reform. Thank you to all of the SBHC advocates who called legislative offices, sent letters of support, and spoke at committee hearings! For more information, read the full text of AJR 10 and the AJR 10 fact sheet.
Tdap 30-Day Extension Bill Signed
School health providers in California are well aware of the new law requiring schools to receive proof of pertussis immunization from all entering 7th-12th graders before they start school this fall. On July 25th, Governor Brown signed a bill creating a grace period for this new Tdap requirement. The bill (SB 614) permits students to attend classes for up to 30 days before meeting the Tdap requirement.
The grace period will allow SBHCs and school districts to continue their efforts to spread the word about the Tdap requirement, handle paperwork, inform students of their immunization status, and provide shots to students through school-based immunization clinics.
We are gathering information and sharing best practices about what SBHCs are doing to help meet the Tdap requirement. If your organization would like to discuss opportunities and challenges you face, please contact Joanie Rothstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tdap Webinar For School Health Providers
The California State Rural Health Association is hosting a special webinar to provide communities, healthcare providers, schools, and local public health officials the latest information about vaccines in California, with a focus on the new Tdap requirement. This webinar is designed for healthcare providers, school clinic representatives, school nurses, school representatives, public health staff, parent teachers' association representatives, and youth leaders.
Date: Friday, July 29 at 12:00 pm
RSVP to Assistant@csrha.org with your full contact information to receive the call information