The Child and Adolescent Health Initiative and partners offer regular webinars to educate advocates on resources, updates, and opportunities from the field. These webinars are free and open to the public, past webinars and materials are made available for the public and hosted by EverThrive IL. 

Upcoming Webinars


EverThrive IL updates its organizational policy agenda annually.  The Child and Adolescent Health Initiative also has a specific policy agenda, highlighting policy priorities for our field.


Sponsored by the Child and Adolescent Health Initiative at EverThrive Illinois



The Illinois School-Based Health Alliance (ISBHA) works to ensure that children and adolescents are healthy, safe, and ready to learn by advocating for and supporting school health centers (SHCs) as school and community assets. 












This toolkit was developed by EverThrive Illinois and the Illinois School-Based Health Alliance (ISBHA) to support Illinois school health centers (SHCs) with the transition to Medicaid managed care.

The ISBHA is hosting a webinar series covering various topics related to Medicaid Managed Care and School Health Centers (SHCs). This technical assistance opportunity is designed to strengthen relationships and care coordination between SHCs and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and ensure that SHCs are integrated into the State’s Medicaid managed care landscapes.


In addition to providing ongoing support and resources, the following are current initiatives that the Illinois School-Based Health Alliance (ISBHA) has prioritized based on trends in, and feedback from, the SHC field.

This database offers literature that’s pertinent to School Health Centers (SHCs) and child and adolescent health. Our hope is that this page will serve as a launching point to reliable research information. We update this page with source information as we identify new, relevant literature. Below you will find a list of articles organized by the following topic areas: 


Vaccinations are vital to long-term health benefits for adolescents and teens.
The Illinois School-Based Health Alliance (ISBHA) provides ongoing support for emerging school health centers (SHC) across the state.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). In most people, the HPV infection clears up on its own and does not cause health problems. Nevertheless, even if a person doesn’t get sick from HPV, he/she can still infect another person with HPV. About 10-20% of the time, the HPV infection doesn’t clear up on its own and can turn into cancer.