The National Association of Community Health Centers and the School-Based Health Alliance are offering two virtual workshops for health centers on the key elements of providing school-based health care. The workshops include a focus on enhancing school-based partnerships and the unique operational considerations for providing school-based health care. Find out more about each workshop below.
Virtual Workshop 1: Schools and Health Center Partnerships
Time/Date: April 7, 2022 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Description: Caring for the school-aged population is critical for community health centers, and expanding school-based health sites and services is a growth and development strategy. Health Center operators must have the ability to creatively partner with schools, school systems, educational leaders, school boards, and parents/guardians.
Participants of this virtual workshop will:
- Become familiar with best practices for school-based health care partnerships in sustainable operations.
- Assess their health center’s relationships with a variety of education partners.
- Identify action steps towards enhancing partnerships with targeted education partners.
- Explore strategies to overcome challenges health centers may face when partnering with schools/education.
Virtual Workshop 2: Do School-Based Health Models Expand Your Community Reach? Yes! Come Learn the Recipes for Success
Time/Date: May 17, 2022, 2:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Description: Caring for the school-aged population is critical for community health centers. Expanding school-based health sites and services is a growth and development strategy. Health Center operators must be aware of the unique operational considerations, competencies, and models along a continuum of possible school based or school linked health services, as provided by health centers.
This virtual training workshop will:
- Explain the difference between a school-run clinic and a FQHC-hosted school-based health center site.
- Articulate the evidence base for the intersection of education and health in achieving healthy outcomes for school aged population. and families or as you have worded it below in bullet three.
- Identify elements of success and pitfalls to avoid during your SBHC planning process.
- Explain the challenges and benefits of delivering care at the intersection of education and health.
- Showcase tools to assist with SBHC planning and start-up.
To find out more about each workshop, please visit https://www.nachc.org/two-virtual-workshops-for-health-centers-interested-in-school-based-care/