Continuing Education Information

The School-Based Health Alliance has been approved to provide continuing education credits for Psychology, Counseling, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Social Work, Marriage/Family Therapy, Drug/Alcohol and Dental.
This activity has been submitted to the APHA/PHN for approval to award contact hours. The APHA/PHN is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approved CE Accreditation Hours: 22.75
For more information regarding contact hours, please call Alicia Newell, (202) 638-5872.

How to Obtain CE Credit:

Participants must attend the entire 2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention and complete the evaluation online in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to all registered participants who attend the activity that will contain instructions and a personal ID number for access to the system. All online evaluations must be submitted by August 4, 2017, to receive continuing education credit for this activity.



Purpose of the Activity
: To provide for the school-based health center community high quality continuing education and national networking opportunities.

Objectives of the Activity:

The participants will…

  • Update clinical, diagnostic, and education skills for treatment and prevention of common mental and physical health problems seen in school-based health centers.
  • Increase knowledge of program administration with an emphasis on financial stability, school and community services integration, and continuous quality improvement.
  • Explore long-term sustainability issues for school-based health centers.
  • Expand knowledge of school-based health care research and evaluation.
  • Update knowledge of innovative prevention and early intervention strategies for changing risk-taking behaviors, with specific emphasis on anticipatory guidance, health promotion and health education.
  • Strengthen inter disciplinary team building among physical, mental health and health education staff.
  • Increase knowledge of ways to increase community involvement in school-based health centers.
  • Explore issues related to advocacy and coalition building and share ideas and network with colleagues.

(See Individual Abstracts for workshop goals and objectives)

Disclosure Statement:

The School-Based Health Alliance strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs.  All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.  This includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.  The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest so that the attendees may form their own judgments about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts.  In addition, faculty is expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental and/or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation.  Disclosures, Conflict of Interest (COI) and Resolution of COI policies are available via the APHA’s website and in the printed program.

Americans with Disabilities Act
If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in this activity, please provide information about your requirements on the registration form or contact Deirdre Taylor (202-638-5872) at least five business days in advance of the convention.

Non-Endorsement of Products

As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association Center for Professional Development (CPD) Unit and its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.

Overview of the APHA Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure Policy

The APHA policy follows the Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure and Management requirements of the accrediting bodies for health education, medicine, nursing, and public health. Across these disciplines there are slight differences but none are in conflict. Thus, following the APHA policy will mean full compliance with the COI/Disclosure requirements.

The APHA has a standard mechanism for identifying, review and analysis of relevant financial, professional, or personal relationship(s) that may affect the independence, integrity, and scientific balance of CE activities designated for credit by APHA. It uses the COI/Disclosure form, reviews the COI/Disclosure information for completeness and need for the resolution. If resolution is needed then APHA will discuss with the collaborating organization. Having a COI does not prevent a person from being a presenter or author as long as the guidelines for resolution and full disclosure are followed.

Definition: Conflict of Interest

The APHA uses the ACCME statement which is also used by ANCC and is acceptable to the NCHEC and NBPHE for purposes of disclosure and management of a potential or real COI.
Accreditation Statements

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the School-Based Health Alliance.  The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation Statement: The APHA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™.

Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by APHA/PHN, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Health Education (CHES) Statement
The American Public Health Association is accredited by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. to sponsor continuing education for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).  This program is a designated event for the CHES to receive up to 22.75 Category I CE contact hours (CHEC).

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

This program is approved by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) for 22.75 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 1.50 are pharmacology (Rx) content.

Mental Health Continuing Education

Continuing education credit for this event is co-sponsored by the School Based Health Alliance and The Institute for Continuing Education. Credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full attendance required for the sessions attended.  The program is approved for 22.75 contact hours for professionals listed below.   Conference participants of the disciplines listed below should secure a CE packet from the CE/registration desk and follow instructions therein. CE verifications are mailed to attendees following the Conference. To receive CE credit participants must complete all CE forms, sign in/out daily, and complete an evaluation of the sessions attended.   If you have questions regarding continuing education, the program, learning objectives, grievance issues, please contact The Institute at: instconted@aol.com. NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the attendee to check the regulations of their licensing/certification board to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets their boards’ regulations.

Psychology

The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Not all sessions may be approved for psychologist.

Counseling

The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider in Counseling by the TEXAS Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Provider No. 2183, the Florida Dept. Health, Division Counseling, provider BAP 255, and New York SED: Provider MHC-0016. NOTE: NBCC credit is not offered.

Social Work

The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www,aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ( ACE ) Program.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB approval period: 4-13-205 – 4-13-2018.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board, Provider RCS 030001

Florida Dept. Health, Division Social Work, Counseling, MFT, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019

New York SED:  Provider 0025

Marriage/Family Therapy

The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider by:

Texas Board Marriage/Family Therapy, Provider No. 177

Florida Board MFT, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2017

New York SED, Provider MFT-0012, Social Work
The Institute for Continuing Education is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), though the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Provider No. 1007. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for license renewal. California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider No. PCE 636. Illinois Dept. Professional Regulation Provider No. 159-000606. Ohio Counselor and Social Work Provider No. RCS 030001. Florida Dept. Health, Div. SW, MFT, Counseling Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/17.

Oral Health 

Oral Health Continuing education credit for this event is co-sponsored by The School Based Health Alliance and Capital Symposium, LLC. Credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full attendance required for the sessions attended. The program is approved for 22.75 contact hours.

How to Obtain CE Credit:

Participants must attend the entire 2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention and complete the evaluation online in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to all registered participants who attend the activity that will contain instructions and a personal ID number for access to the system. All online evaluations must be submitted by August 4, 2017, to receive continuing education credit for this activity.

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