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Check Out the Exciting Educational Program Available at this Year’s Convention!

Listed below are the preconference (PC), plenary, and workshop (A1-H8) sessions being offered during this year's National School-Based Health Care Convention. Click on a title to see a description of the session, including target audience.

To download Preliminary Program click here.

Continuing Education

The School-Based Health Alliance has applied to provide continuing education credits for Nurses, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Health Educators, Social Workers, Medical Doctors and Dental professionals. Attendees have the opportunity to earn approximately 16 hours of CEUs.

If you are a presenter, you can download a FAQ for presenters here.


TUESDAY, JUNE 23

Preconvention Workshops

PC1: Maximum Impact: Targeting SDOH with Adolescent-focused Motivational Interviewing *Read workshop summary before registering*

Summary: Motivational Interviewing strategies can address social determinants of health and other non-academic barriers affecting youth graduation rates. This pre-conference offering will help participants: 1. Guide adolescent patients toward healthy decisions 2. Communicate more effectively with adolescents 3. Identify youth risk, including social determinants of health. This training is designed specifically for SBHC professionals dedicated to identifying and reducing SDOH risk factors. This pre-conference requires the completion of online learning modules prior to attending the workshop, including short online discussions. Cost: $100 *Deposit for registration will be refunded upon workshop attendance and completion ($100 for FQHCs, $75 for non-FQHCs).

Presenters:
Christopher Robinson - Highfields, Inc
Lydia McBurrows - Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing

PC2: Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) in School-Based Health Settings to Address Substance Use and Suicide Risk

Summary: This workshop will provide participants (1) an opportunity to gain important communication techniques and SBIRT skills that can be easily integrated into school practice settings; (2) training on the SBIRT model, including validated screening tools and intervention approaches; (3) demonstration of SBIRT techniques using case studies, and (4) an opportunity to use an online simulation tool provided by Kognito to hone their skills. Cost: $100

Presenters:
Ken Winters - Oregon Research Institute
Brett Harris - University at Albany School of Public Health
Carolyn Swenson - Peer Assistance Services

PC3: School-Based Telehealth 101 The Nuts and Bolts of Successfully Using Telehealth in Schools

Summary: An increasing number of school based health centers across the country are seeing the trend of telehealth in their healthcare communities – and they are wondering if and how they might jump in. This workshop will present school-based telehealth from the ground up, from a beginner’s perspective, to share the pros and cons along with best practices to design programs and select services. Cost: $100.

Presenters:
Amanda Martin - Center for Rural Health Innovation
Tonya Shuffler - Center for Rural Health Innovation

PC4: How to identify and address missed coding & billing revenue opportunities

Summary: Revenue opportunities will be explored as attendees: -Learn how to monitor key coding & billing-related financial performance measures through systemic data analysis - Learn how to identify areas to increase specific billable revenue -Understand how to prioritize areas of concern -Share best practices for addressing common problem areas to help improve monitoring processes RT Welter developed this workshop in collaboration with the Colorado Association for School-Based Care. Cost: FREE open to Colorado attendees only.

Presenters:
Ginger Avery - R T Welter
Cristina Bejarano - Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care


Board Meeting (Invite Only)

State Leaders Meeting (Invite Only)

Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care Social Hour - 4:30pm

Evening Dinners/Receptions - 6:30-8:00pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

Opening Plenary – 8:15-9:30am

Opening Remarks and Plenary featuring Michele Gay, Founder & Executive Director, Safe and Sound Schools

Summary: Michele Gay, Founder & Executive Director of Safe and Sound Schools, mother of Josephine Gay, killed in the Sandy Hook School tragedy, shares the inspiration behind her life’s work, helping school communities prevent, respond to, and recover from school-based crises. Following her address, Michele will moderate a multi-disciplinary panel of school safety experts discussing the challenges and potential for success through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to school safety.

Presenters: Michele Gay - Safe and Sound Schools


Session A – 9:45-11:00am

A1: Vape pods, JUULs, E-cigs… Oh, My! Update on the Vaping Crisis and Current Recommendations for Management

Summary: In this highly interactive workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basic history of the vaping crisis, become familiar with the commonly-used vaping products, understand the current recommendations for screening and management of vaping, and ultimately create action plans for screening and prevention of vape use to take home to their respective institutions.

Presenters:
Michael Maurer - University Of Miami

A2: How to develop strong partnerships to implement Violence Prevention Protocols in SBHC - PART I

Summary: SBHC’s play a critical role in preventing and responding to violence within school settings. This presentation will discuss how SBHC’s coordinate with the school and district on safety protocols, as well as establish their role in addressing crisis and the aftermath in the unfortunate event they arrive.

Presenters:
Cristina Bejarano - Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care
Kristie Ladegard - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Rebecca Gostlin - Four Corners Youth Clinics

A3: An Implementation approach to HIV Testing and Prevention in School-Based Health Centers

Summary: School-based health centers have an essential role to play in offering HIV testing and prevention services to at-risk adolescents. This workshop will describe various aspects of an Implementation project at SBHCs located at urban high school campuses to increase universal HIV testing and targeted HIV prevention services and provide skills to participants to embark on a similar approach for HIV and other preventive services in a school-based health center setting.

Presenters:
Susanna Banks - NYC DOHMH/ Office of School Health
Neal Hoffman - Montefiore Medical Center

A4: Children's Health and Education Mapping Tool 101

Summary: Join us for an introduction and demonstration of the School-Based Health Alliance’s Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool. The tool harnesses the power of geographic information systems and allows users to interact with data on child and adolescent health, education, and socioeconomic indicators, SBHCs, and more. See a demonstration of the tool and learn how to use it to assess community health, identify geographic areas of need and plan for where to target new services, examine character

Presenters:
Hayley Lofink Love - School-Based Health Alliance
Erin Sullivan - School-Based Health Alliance

A5: Innovative Uses of Marketing to increase SBHC Awareness 3.0

Summary: Denver School-Based Health Centers will share their innovative marketing approaches to increasing SBHC awareness within schools, families, and communities. The discussion will share strategies from past, present, and future marketing plans and transferability to other SBHC locations. The session will include ways to track the impact of marketing strategies.

Presenters:
Stephanie Hernandez - Denver Health School-Based Health Centers
Aurora Soto - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Karen Espinoza - Denver Health And Hospital Authority

A6: Strategies to Enhance Oral Health Awareness and Advocacy in School Dental Program

Summary: Dental caries is the most common disease affecting children in the US and has been associated with many other chronic diseases (American Journal of Public Health, Oct. 2011, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3222359/). Since its inception over 10 years ago, Community Health Center Inc.’s Mobile Dental Program has been working to address the unmet oral health needs of CT children. Presenters will discuss a variety strategies used to engage key stakeholders and community partners.

Presenters:
Lori Clavette - Community Health Center, INC.
Shannon Hanson - Community Health Center, INC.

A7: Beyond Rainbow Stickers: A Replicable Model to Create Affirming Spaces for LGBTQ+ Adolescents

Summary: Adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) deserve affirming and respectful experiences in all health centers. However, creating this positive health care experience requires training for providers and staff alike. As a simple way to spark these conversations, Michigan Medicine’s Adolescent Health Initiative developed a suite of innovative mini-trainings focused on training staff and providers in affirming care for LGBTQ+ youth. The suite

Presenters:
Azzia Roberts - Adolescent Health Initiative
Ellen Wagner - UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative

A8: Creating Policy for School Safety: Hear from Colorado’s Legislators

Summary: Two of Colorado’s legislators, who are leaders in school-safety and mental health, will present on policy initiatives that can be undertaken at a legislative and community level to improve school safety and the role of student, educator, and community advocacy in promoting safer school communities. Learn how they moved legislation through the Colorado state assembly on training for educators, improving community reporting on the Safe2Tell program, and mandating schools to allow excused absences for mental health days.

Presenters:
Dafna Michaelson Jenet - Colorado State House of Representatives
Rhonda Fields - Colorado State House of Representatives

A9: The Secret Sauce to Rural School-Based Health Centers

Summary: There are many opportunities for starting SBHCs in rural areas as well as multiple barriers to overcome before seeing students. We will outline the model developed for the implementation of rural SBHCs, including telehealth technology, flexible staffing models, and partnering with private and public sectors to expand services. We draw on the experiences of 21 SBHCs in rural upstate NY from the Bassett Healthcare system. Participants will engage in multiple opportunities for Q & A.

Presenters:
Jane Hamilton - Bassett Health Care Network
Chris Kjolhede - Bassett Health Care Network


Session B – 11:15-12:30pm

B1: Vaping, a Public Health Crisis: Treating Nicotine Dependence in SBHCs

Summary: Rates of youth electronic cigarette use has doubled in the past 2 years. Our youth require behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions for nicotine use; school based health centers are well equipped to provide treatment in a safe and confidential space. This panel discussion will focus on the treatment of nicotine use disorder. Case studies will reinforce newly gained knowledge of prescribing NRT to youth. Special issues such as confidentiality and access to NRT medications will be addressed

Presenters:
Allison Kilcoyne - North Shore Community Health
Damian Archer - North Shore Community Health
Robert Slocum - North Shore Community Health

B2: How to develop strong partnerships to implement Violence Prevention Protocols in SBHC - PART II

Summary: SBHC’s play a critical role in preventing and responding to violence within school settings. This presentation will discuss how SBHC’s coordinate with the school and district on safety protocols, as well as establish their role in addressing crisis and the aftermath in the unfortunate event they arrive.

Presenters:
Cristina Bejarano - Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care
Kristie Ladegard - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Rebecca Gostlin - Four Corners Youth Clinics

B3: Trauma-Informed Care: Case Studies of High-Scoring Adverse Childhood Experiences’ Using SBHCs

Summary: ACEs are a buzzword in healthcare and social services currently. But many healthcare providers and others that work with children require support in providing trauma-informed care. Colorado Association for School-Based Health Centers and Apex Evaluation have linked ACEs screening, comprehensive risk screen, and patient health record data to inform case studies of patient needs and the role of SBHCs to provide care.

Presenters:
Rissa Lane - Apex
Christy Boland - Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care

B4: New Directions for SBHC Research – An Interactive Discussion

Summary: There are gaps in SBHCs research and there is power in convening researchers to discuss those gaps, identify research questions that need to be addressed to advance school-based health care, and map out a plan to identify funding to support such research. This workshop will convene SBHC researchers who will be guided through a nominal group decision making process to identify the key gaps and research questions needed to advance SBHCs.

Presenters:
Hayley Lofink Love - School-Based Health Alliance
Samira Soleimanpour - University of California, San Francisco Institute for Health Policy Studies

B5: Enhancing SBHC Sustainability in the Managed Care Era: An Alternative Reimbursement Pilot

Summary: SBHCs are often challenged by low rates of revenue and high rates of unreimbursed care for services provided to students that they do not seek at their primary care provider. Presenters will showcase their work on an innovative pilot, convened by a state SBHA affiliate, where SBHCs and a Medicaid MCO have partnered to implement a pay-for-performance pilot project. Participants will learn about the various components of launching a pilot and identify steps to implement a similar project.

Presenters:
Kristen Nuyen - EverThrive Illinois
Sally Lemke - Rush School Based Health Centers
Elizabeth Lamere - Heartland International Health Center

B6: Saving Smiles through School-Based Telehealth and Interprofessional Practice

Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of the integration of oral health services into an existing school-based telehealth program while highlighting the design and implementation of an oral health screening and evaluation plan. In addition, the development of a tailored oral health interprofessional practice training program for school nurses and the tSBH provider team will be reviewed.

Presenters:
Kelli Garber - Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Kathryn Hale - Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

B7: Using Health Educators from the Community to Augment Culturally-Aligned School-Based Healthcare

Summary: This workshop will introduce participants to the role of a SBHC health educators, from the community, in enhancing the effectiveness of a culturally appropriate healthcare team. Health educators from a rural Native Hawaiian community will discuss their experiences and their role in bridging silos that impede healthcare access and delivery.

Presenters:
Blane Garcia - Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Malia Agustin - Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

B8: Policies for Action: Mental Health as a Key Component of School Climate

Summary: States can improve their response to the mental health needs of students by building the capacity of schools to support students’ (and staff’s) mental health. Evidence supports that schools are important places for building the resilience and mental wellness of students. There are steps that can be taken to enhance school impact on students’ mental health and improve school climate and culture while doing so; this workshop provides a framework for policy action to do so.

Presenters:
Sarah Davidon - Mental Health Colorado

B9: Building Meaningful Partnerships with Schools: Health as an Essential Piece of the Pie

Summary: Building Meaningful Partnerships with Schools is an interactive workshop focused on supporting health programs create effective relationships with school partners. As SBHCs start work in schools or look to strengthen ongoing relationships, understanding the best strategies for communicating with school administrators and staff is essential. By using the relationship between health and education as the driver to building partnerships with schools, SBHCs can secure adoption from school leadership.

Presenters:
Emanuela Acquafredda - Children's Health Fund
Ginelle Wynter - Children's Health Fund


Luncheon Plenary, Business Meeting, Awards (Open to All) - 12:45–2:15pm

Session C - 2:30-3:45pm

C1: Hoof Beats Sometimes Do Mean Zebras VIII

Summary: All health care providers face cases where the history, clinical ndings, and studies do not provide a concise diagnosis. Using six challenging cases seen in the presenters’ school-based adolescent medicine practices, participants will review the initial presentation, develop a diagnostic approach and discuss the ndings in an interactive discussion.

Presenters:
Steve North - Center for Rural Health Innovation
Ryan Pasternak - LA Dept of Health/ Office of Public Health/ Adolescent School Health Program

C2: Best Practices Supporting Neurodiversity among Transgender and Gender-diverse Youth

Summary: This presentation will guide school-based health centers in providing affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other forms of neurodiversity. This session will enable staff at school-based health centers to: 1) Describe research on ASD among transgender and gender-diverse youth; 2) Provide more effective care for transgender and gender-diverse youth with ASD; and 3) Identify useful resources for transgender and gender-diverse youth with ASD.

Presenters:
Alex Keuroghlian - Fenway Health

C3: Creating Space for the Young Person’s Voice: Youth Involvement to End Homelessness

Summary: Involving youth as leaders and equal partners has its benefits and challenges, and although health centers are uniquely positioned to involve these clients in decision-making, programs may not know how to best support or maximize this input. During the workshop we will share youth-led practices and other initiatives in homeless services that create space for youth voices. The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate thinking around strategies in healthcare to involve youth in decision-making.

Presenters:
Juli Hishida - National Health Care for the Homeless Council

C4: Sustainable Partnerships to Address Asthma Disparities (CANCELED)

Summary: School-based Health Centers are a prime healthcare setting to make a difference in the lives of students with asthma, especially those from disparate communities. Students who live in lower socioeconomic areas and are a part of a racial or ethnic minority are at increased risk of emergency department visits and even death from asthma. We will look at community partnerships to improve outcomes and quality, evidence-based resources to provide support for asthma management and education.

Presenters:
Sally Schoessler - Allergy & Asthma Network
Gayle Higgins - Allergy & Asthma Network

C5: Lead the Way: Engaging Youth in Health Care

Summary: Youth development is a critical component for successful school-based health care programming and requires continuous dedication and support. This workshop, facilitated by members of the Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council and staff will provide methods on how to start, maintain, and sustain youth partnerships at all levels; highlight key skills and mentoring capacities required for meaningful youth outcomes; and provide the opportunity for participant discussion of their successes and challenges to youth leadership and development.

Presenters:
Nicole Carrillo - School-Based Health Alliance
Chris Oshana - School-Based Health Alliance
Audrey Gabriel - School-Based Health Alliance

C6: Changing the Policy and Workforce Landscape for the Colorado Virtual Dental Home

Summary: Nationwide, nearly 60% of Americans are unable to access oral health care due to the cost and location of services. In 2015, The SMILES Dental Project® was created using the concept of the Virtual Dental Home in Colorado, using telehealth connected teams to bring care to populations that are not accessing the dental delivery system by using the oral health workforce differently. This session will use an interactive game to involve the participants in a lively discussion about their experience.

Presenters:
Colleen Lampron - AFL Enterprises, LLC
Katina Widmer Racich - Caring for Colorado Foundation
Rominder Kaur - Salud Family Health Centers

C7: Integrating Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Care into Denver Health’s School-Based Health Centers

Summary: Accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications is difficult for young people. Denver Health piloted a program that delivers PrEP medications from the pharmacy to SBHCs for patients that desire to use PrEP. This program helps mitigate transportation, cost, and other barriers that prevent youth from accessing these services. Join us to learn about the collaborative process that unfolded between the SBHCs, pharmacy, and the STD Clinic to integrate PrEP care into the SBHCs.

Presenters:
Cori Depue - Denver Health & Hospital Authority
Jesse Chavez - Denver Public Health

C8: Innovations in Family Planning Service Delivery with School-Based Populations

Summary: Join Child Trends and the School-Based Health Alliance in our exploration of innovative Title X family planning clinical service delivery models for SBHCs. We are conducting a scan of innovative practices, such as: using telehealth; incorporating social media/apps; delivering services to harder-to-reach (rural, migrant, tribal) populations. We will share our process and emerging themes. We’ll obtain feedback on feasibility and scalability of the identified practices and our next research steps

Presenters:
Suzanne Mackey - School-Based Health Alliance
Elizabeth Cook - Child Trends
Jenita Parekh - Child Trends

C9: Nothing About Us, Without Us: Improving Care Through Youth Partnership

Summary: School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) vary by size, location, and student demographics. However, all SBHCs have one vital characteristic in common: they serve youth. The Denver Health SBHCs recently partnered with Denver Public Health (DPH) to hire and work alongside a part-time youth employee. Join us to learn directly from youth about the benefits of youth-adult partnerships. This panel includes the DPH Youth Program Manager, the current SBHC Youth Advisor, and an additional DPH Youth Advisor.

Presenters:
Tara Melinkovich - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Noah Jansen - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Maritza Valenzuela - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Victoria Harwell - Denver Health And Hospital Authority

Youth C: How You(th) Are the Key To Tackling the Stigma on Mental Health

Summary: The stigma on mental health, specifically within a school setting, aids in the already challenging task of treating common mental health needs among adolescents. Led by the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC), this workshop will provide youth testimonials on SBHC work within this vital treatment area; tools and resources to aid in the development of language and programming to combat the stigma; and discuss how SBHCs are the ideal location for staff and youth to collaboratively address the stigma—leading to greater success in school and in life.

Presenters:
Seleena Moore - School-Based Health Alliance
Brooklyn Waller - Bryant School District


Session D - 4:00-5:15pm

D1: Counseling Adolescents to Resist Sexual Coercion

Summary: Learn prevention and intervention strategies to address adolescent sexual coercion. Build skills to effectively raise the issue of sexual coercion through strength-based approaches, including the O.A.R.S. Model and Motivational Interviewing; tips for responding to difficult emotions using PEARLS statements; and tips to discuss mandatory reporting requirements.

Presenters:
Shannon Rauh - John Snow Incorporated (JSI)

D2: How do we serve the underserved? Integrating school-based behavioral health

Summary: The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model is used to support the behavioral health needs of underserved adolescents at a school-based clinic. This model empowers both students and faculty to integrate interprofessional models of behavioral health services into routine nurse-led primary care. This education program incorporates mental health nurse practitioner, social work, and occupational therapy students as a cohort to care for the adolescents at a school-based clinic through behavioral health screenings, intervention, and follow up.

Presenters:
Angela Duck - University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing
Crystal Lim - University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing

D3: Meeting Children Where They Are: Models for the 21st Century School-Based Mental Health Clinic

Summary: Early identification and treatment of mental health disorders has been proven to improve health and academic performance. School-based health centers are vital to child mental health promotion and prevention. Presenters from Nevada, Colorado, Florida, and Iowa will each highlight one model of school-based mental health programs being implemented in their state. Topics will include: connection between school-based mental health and academic outcomes; assessment and treatment; telepsychiatry and parental involvement; and service provision in rural communities.

Presenters:
Kristie Ladegard - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Nancy Beyer - University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Erika Ryst - Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, College of Education
Shirley Alleyne - University of Florida College of Medicine

D4: Patient Navigation: Innovative Methods for Reaching Patients Where They Are

Summary: Attendees will explore the role that patient navigators can play in a SBHC. They will learn about the impacts a patient navigation program can have on patient outcomes and will be able to share their own experiences in patient navigation to create a consortium of “lessons learned” in implementing and developing a patient navigation program. Finally, the attendees will be provided a framework for implementing a patient navigation program in their home institutions.

Presenters:
Michael Maurer - University Of Miami
Maria Ferraris - University Of Miami
Lisa Gwynn - Booker T. Washington Senior High School-- University of Miami Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative

D5: Guiding School Health Service Provisions through Needs Assessment and Action Planning

Summary: Health impacts student success. School districts often need help determining their school health service’s needs and the role of SBHCs and school nurses. A recent grant opportunity in Oregon serves as the framework for discussing best practices in determining a school’s approach to health services through needs assessment and action planning.

Presenters:
Corinna Brower - Oregon Public Health Division
Tara Miller - Oregon Health Authority

D6: Results from a Body Positive and Trauma Informed Intervention for BMI-Related Visits

Summary: Current BMI interventions may incorporate unconscious practices that perpetuate weight bias and stigma, impacting youth mental health and their desire to access care. Nutrition/exercise programs have limited impact on BMI and neglect other factors such as stress/trauma. This presentation will discuss results from a pilot multi-disciplinary intervention as an alternative for BMI management in the SBHC that uses body positive and trauma-informed principles to address these issues.

Presenters:
Victoria Keeton - University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family Health Care Nursing
Naomi Schapiro - University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family Health Care Nursing

D7: Disconnecting the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Examining Integrated Behavioral Health in SBHCs

Summary: When working with at-risk, minority, youth living in poverty, what preventative measures are necessary to create resiliency and break the school to prison pipeline continuum? The effectiveness of Integrated Behavioral Health through the lens of clinical social work will be presented. Topics pertaining to Restorative Justice programs, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, and how Adverse Childhood Experiences contribute to misconduct in a city considered to be the third worst places to live in this country.

Presenters:
Dominique Focazio - Health N Wellness Services, LLC
Melissa Elliot - Health N Wellness Services, LLC
Denise Hajjar - Health N Wellness Services, LLC

D8: Improving Nurse Satisfaction with School Telemedicine

Summary: After satisfaction levels among school nurses reached an all-time low, we established performance and process improvement activities, and worked to re-engage with school nurses to understand pain points and better address their needs around the telemedicine program. These methods included moderator feedback, six sigma projects, to quarterly and monthly check-ins with school districts. In addition, Satisfaction has risen every semester since reaching an all-time low, and currently rests at almost the highest level since the program’s inception.

Presenters:
Karen Kaighan - Children's Health System of Texas

D9: Building Trauma-Sensitive Environments

Summary: In this workshop participants will gain a foundational understanding of trauma; practice using strengths-based language to facilitate difficult conversations; and will examine opportunities for collaboration between schools and SBHCs. Participants will reflect and discuss the importance of self-reflection as a starting point for building trauma sensitive environments, underlining the importance of managing our own trauma reactivity in order to model resilience for schools and our communities.

Presenters:
May Erouart - Children's Health Fund
Lisbeth Guzman - Children's Health Fund


State Meetings (Invite Only)

Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care Member Meeting - 5:30pm (Invite Only)

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Site Visit - 8:15-11:00am

Denver Health Florence Crittenton SBHC Tour

Summary: Denver Health is a high-quality integrated health care system that includes 18 SBHCs in the heart of Denver County. Florence Crittenton SBHC opened in 2015 to serve pregnant and parenting youth and their children who are on campus at an ECE Center. Conference attendees will tour a unique clinic and ask CASBHC Executive Director and Denver Health staff questions on all things SBHC including operations, funding and QI. Cost: $35.

Presenters: Shelley Jackson Worstell - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Sonja O'Leary - Denver Health And Hospital Authority
Aubrey Hill - Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care
Linda Almanza - Denver Health And Hospital Authority


Primary Care Clinical Skills Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON sponsored by Merck (Not accredited for continuing education credit and attendees must meet specific requirements) - 8:15-11:00am

Click here for additional information and requirements.


Session E - 8:15-9:30am

E1: Making Schools Safer: Addressing Youth Violence through School Based Health Care - PART I

Summary: Youth violence remains a critical public health issue. The health care setting, including school based health centers provides an optimal venue to address this issue. This workshop will explain evidence based strategies on how to screen for violence risk, and link youth to effective interventions, either through the school or community settings. Learners will practice what they have learned, and be positioned to implement these strategies once they return to their clinical setting

Presenters:
Eric Sigel - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jami Swegarden -
Sonja O'Leary - Denver Health And Hospital Authority

E2: SBIRT in Action: Collaborating with Schools to Address Substance Use

Summary: This session presents a case example of collaboration between a school and SBHC to create an alternative to suspension program for substance use behaviors utilizing SBIRT. We will define the process of identifying shared program goals, program implementation and trouble-shooting through the perspectives of a school administrator, clinic provider, and National Alliance representative. In doing so, we demonstrate a way to reach at-risk students with SBIRT intervention and keep students in school.

Presenters:
Rebecca Gostlin - Four Corners Youth Clinics
Katy Stinchfield - School-Based Health Alliance
Matthew Keefauver - Southwest Open School

E3: The State and Impact of Reproductive Health in SBHCs

Summary: Join us for a workshop that will describe the state and impact of reproductive health services in SBHCs. We will describe the history and trends of reproductive health services in SBHCs, the increasing use of LARCs in SBHCs and barriers and supports to their expansion, and results from a NYC study on the outcomes of providing LARCs in SBHCs.

Presenters:
Hayley Lofink Love - School-Based Health Alliance
Rebecca Fisher - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

E4: A Multistate Collaboration on Youth Opioid Resources and Programs

Summary: This presentation brings together SBH representatives from Massachusetts and California conducting youth opioid work. Representatives will share substance use resources including x-waiver training and MAT delivery in SBHCs creating systems for linkages to treatment as well as health education materials and peer health curriculum utilizing youth development strategies. Representatives will also discuss SBIRT best practices and alternatives to school discipline policy.

Presenters:
Sierra Jue-Leong - California School-Based Health Alliance
Allison Kilcoyne - North Shore Community Health

E5: Best Practices for Telehealth Training: Preparing Providers and Presenters - PART I

Summary: An increasing number of school-based health centers across the country are seeing the trend of telehealth in their healthcare communities – and they are wondering if and how they might jump in. This workshop will present an introduction to school-based telehealth with examples of several programs around the country and how to get started in your center.

Presenters:
Amanda Martin - Center for Rural Health Innovation
Lacy Jones - Center for Rural Health Innovation

E6: Just for Grins: Bringing Oral Health Messaging into the Classroom

Summary: Fluoride and fillings are great, but more is needed to stop the rise of oral disease in our schools. Join this fast-paced, interactive session to learn about working with school staff and students in improving good oral and overall health. Bring your best ideas to share and learn new ways to engage with schools to adopt daily, healthy behaviors.

Presenters:
Kathy Hunt - Oral Health Kansas

E7: Meeting the Needs of Immigrant Youth in School Health Services

Summary: Immigrant youth are a growing population in schools, bringing with them unique health challenges and experiences. School-based health centers can serve as an entry point for addressing the needs of these students and connecting them to necessary services. Panel speakers will address the opportunity for SBHCs in caring for immigrant youth, explore techniques for providing culturally appropriate care, and share strategies for integrating screening and workflow practices to identify their needs.

Presenters:
Rachel Dummigan - Multnomah County Health Department
Kristin Case - Multnomah County Health Department
Emily Zaebst - City of Cincinnati Health Department
Nicole DeGreg - City of Cincinnati Health Department
Naomi Schapiro - University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family Health Care Nursing
Ellen Moore - La Clinica De La Raza Inc.

E8: Collaborating for Quality: State Program Partnerships Working to Enhance SBHC Compliance.

Summary: This presentation will describe how state certification of an Oregon School-Based Health Center improves service delivery and quality of care, and ultimately impacts health outcomes. Through collaborations with other state programs the Oregon SBHC Program Office provides technical assistance to enhance existing state compliance monitoring systems to ensure high quality care is provided. Strong relationships send clear and consistent expectations to the SBHCs, provides opportunities to fill gaps and reduces redundancy in state resources.

Presenters:
Karen Vian - Oregon Public Health Division
Loretta Jenkins - Oregon Public Health Division
Tamarra Harris - Mosaic Medical

E9: Providing a Value for Families with Collaborated Telemedicine Programs in Schools

Summary: School-based telemedicine is rapidly evolving to meet the demands of customers, and healthcare institutions are continually enhancing care delivery. By providing a three-pronged approach to support students where they go to school, parents will save on lost work time, money, travel time, and will allow kids to stay in school for a wider variety of issues than what can be seen at traditional primary care offices.

Presenters:
Karen Kaighan - Children's Health System of Texas
Jason Isham - Children's Health System of Texas


Session F - 9:45-11:00am

F1: Making Schools Safer: Addressing Youth Violence through School Based Health Care - PART II

Summary: Youth violence remains a critical public health issue. The health care setting, including school based health centers provides an optimal venue to address this issue. This workshop will explain evidence based strategies on how to screen for violence risk, and link youth to effective interventions, either through the school or community settings. Learners will practice what they have learned, and be positioned to implement these strategies once they return to their clinical setting

Presenters:
Eric Sigel - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jami Swegarden -
Sonja O'Leary - Denver Health And Hospital Authority

F2: Developing and Implementing Tele-Behavioral Health at a School Based Health Center

Summary: The presentation will cover the basics of telehealth technology and the specific things that need to be available, both technologically (computer requirements), as well as legally (e.g. consent forms). The focus will be on providing a step by step guide on "How To" decide, develop, and implement a telehealth program and more specficially, a tele-behavioral health program, at an existing SBHC. A live demonstration will be incorporated into the workshop.

Presenters:
William Kuzbyt - PanCare of Florida
Robert Thompson - PanCare of Florida

F3: Youth-Centered Design, EHR Integration, and Confidentiality to Increase Universal Screening

Summary: This workshop utilizes lessons learned through the A Path to Thriving (APT) project to engage participants in addressing barriers and issues to universal screening in their settings. Through demonstration, interaction with the tool, and discussion with presenters and each other, participants will develop strategies to overcome barriers, address issues, and improve screening rates in their settings. In addition, participants will learn about opportunities to engage school partners in utilization of the screening data to improve student health.

Presenters:
Lynn Bakken - Apex Evaluation
Carlos Romero - Apex
Margarita Wong - Summit Community Care Clinic

F4: Talking to Young People: Web-Based Support for Educating Youth on Vaping, JUULs, and Electronic Nicotine Devices

Summary: E-cigarette use is a major health risk, and use at school can impact academic achievement by increasing the likelihood of suspension and punitive discipline. Trusted adults are a protective factor that can reduce e-cigarette use. In this workshop, participants will learn the trusted adult principles, practice those skills, and learn about Second Chance, an online educational alternative to suspension for middle and high school youth who violate tobacco policy at school or law in the community.

Presenters:
Madeline Morrissey - RMC Health

F5: Best Practices for Telehealth Training: Preparing Providers and Presenters— PART II

Summary: This presentation will bring real-world experience and knowledge of school-based telehealth training for presenters and providers. We will discuss the best practices, standard of care, tips and tricks, and provide examples for developing your own tSBHC training program. This interactive session will also include sample workflows, training materials, and presenter sign-off sheets.

Presenters:
Tonya Shuffler - Center for Rural Health Innovation
Meredith Greene - Center for Rural Health Innovation

F6: Open Wide, Look Inside! Oral assessment, treatments and referral resources

Summary: Health Care Provider - "I should inspect the mouth as part of my exam. BUT, what if I find something?" You will learn a quick oral exam and evidence-based treatment skills for oral issues encountered in SBHCs. Clinical cases will be used to practice assessment of common oral problems, discuss management and explore dental referral resources. NOTE: To gain oral exam skills, it is preferred, though not necessary to bring someone with whom you can practice - gloves provided.

Presenters:
Christine Cogil - University of New Mexico, College of Nursing
Rebecca Casalino - Student Based Health Center, Bernalillo High School

F7: Psychological First Aid: How to Respond to a Traumatic Event in Your School as a Mental Health Provider

Summary: For providers, it is unpleasant to think about the possibility of a traumatic event occurring in their schools. But as mental health providers, it is essential that you are able to address the mental health needs of students, students' families, and school staff following a traumatic event. This workshop is designed to help mental health providers gather the information they need to have on hand, know what challenges they are likely to face, and help survivors with the healing process.

Presenters:
Audrey Neff - Georgetown University Hospital
Maureen O’Keefe - Marys Center For Maternal & Child Care Inc

F8: A Path to Crisis Recovery & Resilience – Working with Native Communities

Summary: Dr. Jacque Gray, PhD, Choctaw and Cherokee, will discuss the successful implementation of community-based crisis team models in Native and rural communities, as well as the National American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center’s current ongoing efforts. During the workshop, participants will break out into small groups to explore case scenarios, and share solutions and techniques as a large group.

Presenters:
Jacque Gray - Center for Rural Health/Population Health, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of North Dakota

F9: An Integrated Approach to Youth Mental Health: Collaborating for Wellness and Resilience

Summary: Session will offer an overview of youth mental health data and tiered mental health services. MetroHealth’s School Health Program’s (SHP) integrative approach to mental health services will be discussed. Ideas for collaborating with partners in providing mental health services within schools will be reviewed. Attendees will participate in a SHP mental health prevention activity and small work groups. Participants will identify mental health strategies that can be implemented in their schools.

Presenters:
Katie Davis - Metro Health System


Lunch with Exhibitors/Poster Session - 11:15-12:45pm (Open to All)

Session G - 1:00-2:15pm

G1: Advanced Patient-Centered Counseling Skills - PART I

Summary: In this advanced counseling session, participants gain tools to enhance their contraceptive counseling. We discuss how to share scientific information utilizing shared decision-making. Attendees also have the opportunity to reflect on their own biases and then practice remaining patient-centered in challenging, real-world scenarios. We also review professional recommendations for offering IUDs and implants, with a focus on medically complex adolescents (including those with STIs and other medical comorbidities).

Presenters:
Nina Pine - Beyond the Pill, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Connie Folse - Beyond the Pill, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Nishant Shah - Beyond the Pill, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

G2: Getting to a Tipping Point: Advancing Quality Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems within School Based Health Centers

Summary: School mental health and School Based Health Center Leaders and partners will be coming together in this session to discuss a new resource- “Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: Guidance From the Field”. Dissemination matters but meaningful engagement of a broad array of stakeholders is key to getting quality comprehensive school mental health to a “Tipping Point”- and a standard practice in all schools.

Presenters:
Katy Stinchfield - School-Based Health Alliance
Joyce Sebian -

G3: Share and Tell: SBHCs Quality Improvement Research

Summary: The Adolescent School Health Program in the Office of Public Health-Bureau of Family Health participated in a research project to answer the question, “How do SBHCs mitigate social determinants of health. Preliminary data revealed that access to care did not equal utilization of care, thereby influencing the role of SBHCs in addressing Social Determinants of Health. Participants who attend this session receive an overview of the research project and through poll everywhere and small group exercises will assist the Adolescent School Health Program in the development of evaluation and strategies for continued research.

Presenters:
Faith Boudreaux - LA Dept of Health/ Office of Public Health/ Adolescent School Health Program

G4: How to Add Vision Services to Your Existing Wellness Center

Summary: During this panel, participants will learn concrete steps to incorporate vision care into an existing student health center, including partnering with local and national non-profit organizations to create a self-sustaining school-based vision program. Participants will also learn the specific data to analyze to create a successful model within their student health centers to be able to provide year-round access to comprehensive eye exams and glasses at no out-of-pocket cost.

Presenters:
Janet Duke - OneSight
Justin Cave - Advanced Center for Eyecare
Kristan Gross - Vision Impact Institute
Angie Hartman - City of Cincinnati Health Department

G5: How Elevating SBHC National Performance Measures Can Improve Business Practices

Summary: Talking about sustainable business practices can be uncomfortable but when it is framed around being able to provide on-going high-quality services to students the shift moves from discomfort to a mission. This session will teach you how to implement SBHC tested changes, measure performance, improve your business practices, and provide you with tools and resources to help you integrate these concepts and measures in your SBHC practice.

Presenters:
Paula Fields - School-Based Health Alliance

G6: Leveraging your SBHC for Cancer Prevention: A School-Based Approach to HPV Vaccination

Summary: This presentation will inform physicians, clinic staff and public health professionals about leveraging SBHCs for HPV vaccination. We will describe NYC’s methods and areas for replicability. Afterwards, participants will break into small groups to roleplay scenarios based on topics such as: providing a strong recommendation; minor self-consent (where applicable); motivational interviewing; dispelling myths. The group will then reconvene to share their scenarios and discuss their approaches.

Presenters:
Katherine Shapiro - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Susanna Banks - NYC DOHMH/ Office of School Health

G7: Why is cultural awareness necessary to engage families in SBHC?

Summary: A guided discussion along with Q & A will follow the lessons and activities learnt from each objective. This workshop will illustrate best practices and strategies for including families that are otherwise marginalized. Using a role-playing approach, team problem-solving and discussion approach. The aim of the presenter is to optimize participant learning through active participation and learning.

Presenters:
Julissa Soto - Servicios de La Raza

G8: Value-Based Reimbursement in an E/M World -Why Problems Matter

Summary: Attendees will learn to appreciate the value of data analytics paired with a well-documented note while developing strategies to encourage accurate documentation and coding for physician services in the school-based health care setting. Emphasis will be on a solid understanding of E/M coding paired with recognizing impact of appropriate diagnosis reporting within a value based care setting.

Presenters:
Ginger Avery - R T Welter

G9: A formula for health: SBHCs and school wellness teams

Summary: School-based health centers (SBHCs) and school wellness teams all want the same thing - healthy, successful students, yet too often these groups operate in silos. Grounded in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, this session will provide actionable, win-win strategies for increasing collaboration among SBHCs and wellness teams. Presenters will share tools and resources, and interactive learning approaches include live polling, small group discussions and case scenarios.

Presenters:
Amanda Ryder - John Snow Incorporated (JSI)
Stacey Moody - Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care


Session H - 2:30-3:45pm

H1: Advanced Patient-Centered Counseling Skills - PART II

Summary: In this advanced counseling session, participants gain tools to enhance their contraceptive counseling. We discuss how to share scientific information utilizing shared decision-making. Attendees also have the opportunity to reflect on their own biases and then practice remaining patient-centered in challenging, real-world scenarios. We also review professional recommendations for offering IUDs and implants, with a focus on medically complex adolescents (including those with STIs and other medical comorbidities).

Presenters:
Nina Pine - Beyond the Pill, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Connie Folse - Beyond the Pill, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Nishant Shah - Beyond the Pill, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

H2: Beyond Behavioral Health Screening: Integrated Primary Medical-Behavioral Healthcare Services in SBHC

Summary: SBHCs that offer integrated primary medical-behavioral healthcare can enhance student health outcomes. HPWO is a national leader in the provision of comprehensive healthcare. All of SBHC teams have an embedded behavioral health provider as part of the primary care team. This interactive workshop will provide a unique experience for participants to learn about integrated services. Participant will receive a toolkit with behavioral health workflow, screening examples, and integration tools.

Presenters:
Tiffany Ways - Health Partners of Western Ohio

H4: The Lagniappe of Louisiana's School-Based Health Investment

Summary: Lagniappe is an American-French word meaning “a little something extra.” Guided by the framework of Louisiana’s evaluation-based pilot study, this workshop will identify the lagniappe of school-based health investment and discuss how cross-sectional health outcomes data can inform longitudinal educational outcomes analysis. Audience members will adapt the Louisiana model using case study examples to begin tracking the multi-sectoral influence and unique value of school-based healthcare.

Presenters:
Casey Thomas - LA Dept of Health/ Office of Public Health/ Adolescent School Health Program
Jason Lochmann - LA Dept of Health/ Office of Public Health/ Adolescent School Health Program

H5: Roadmap for Funding a School-based Sustainable Nurse-led Clinic

Summary: Roadmap for Funding a Sustainable School-based NP-led Clinic The Roadmap for Funding a Sustainable, School-based NP-led Clinic workshop provides a toolkit for clinic development in response to community needs. The key elements of the INMSI/NP-CSI model include relationship-based practice, community and business partnerships, cultural proficiency, and diverse financial portfolios for long-term sustainability and innovation. Accessible, equitable, student-centered, cost-effective care is explored along with strategic thinking, planning, ongoing evaluation and reporting.

Presenters:
Julie Novak - NAPNAP Foundation

H6: Oral Health in Schools Linking Oral, Physical, Mental Health, and Understanding Dental Neglect

Summary: In this session, participants will learn more about how oral health affects children and adolescents. There will be an in-depth focus on the links between oral health/physical health and oral health/mental health, how to address dental neglect, how to treat dental emergencies and a scan of commonly available resources that can assist with dental related issues in children and adolescents.

Presenters:
Jill Moore - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

H7: Teamwork Dream Work: How to Build Community Partnerships to Make Dreams a Reality

Summary: We work in our own teams each day to make patient care a reality. How can we use some of those same skills to build community within the school and beyond? In this workshop we aim to provide you with the tools to identify key players in your school community and local community and learn how to achieve a common dream together.

Presenters:
Anisa Shomo - University of Cincinnati, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Renata Adkins - Cincinnati Public Schools

H8: Engagement to Improve Health, Attendance and Student Academic Outcomes

Summary: It is a challenge to connect with parents and students across inner-city, suburban or rural school districts. Panelists will present three models, share what worked to improve and maintain consents for health services, and their lessons learned from what flopped. Outcomes are important so demonstrating how they shared or communicated which efforts and services made a difference will be featured.

Presenters:
Francie Wolgin - Growing Well
Katie Davis - Metro Health System
Lauren Thamann-Raines - City of Cincinnati Health Department


Closing Plenary - 4:00-5:15pm

Closing Remarks and Plenary featuring Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, Chief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project LLC

Summary: Dr. Mosby Tyler will focus on women in leadership — as most of the school-based health care field is comprised of women. We want attendees to walk away with lots of positive energy, and feeling empowered to go back and make changes and improve their practice based on what they learned at convention.

Presenters: Nita Mosby Tyler - The Equity Project, LLC


School-Based Health Alliance Members Meeting and Social Hour - 5:30-6:30pm