Continuing Education Information

2018 Continuing Education Information – This page will be updated with 2019 CE information when it becomes available.

The School-Based Health Alliance has been approved to provide continuing education credits for the following professionals:

Counselors, General Dentistry, Drug/Alcohol Counselors, Health Educators, Marriage/Family Therapist, Medical Doctors, Nurses,  Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, and Social Workers,

Maximum Approved CE Accreditation Hours: 26.50

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Alicia Newell, (202) 638-5872.

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 26.50 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 26.50 Category I CE contact hours (CHEC).


Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

This program is approved by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) for 26.50 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 2.75 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 26.50 contact hours for professionals in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage/Family Therapy, Drug/Alcohol Therapy. Conference participants 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: 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.


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 26.50 contact hours.


How to Obtain CE Credit:

Participants must attend the 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention and complete the general evaluation and an evaluation for each workshop attended in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.  All online evaluations must be submitted by August 14, 2018.

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