Continuing Education Information

2019 Continuing Education Information

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

The target audience consists of a myriad of sub-groups that make up the School-Based Health Care field and its stakeholders including: a) SBHC staff (MDs, PAs, NPs. RNs, dentists, hygienists, health educators, medical assistants, social workers, counselors, psychologists, optometrists, opticians, nutritionists, administrators, clerks), b) SBHC funders (foundations, corporations, insurance companies, managed care organizations, Medicaid and CHIPRA), c) SBHC planning groups and evaluators, and d) collaborating partners/school-based health care partners (FQHCs, hospitals, state and local health departments, physician and group practices, schools, universities, behavioral health agencies).

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)

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

Oral Health, Social Workers, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Medical Doctors, Nurses, and Health Educators

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 21.50 contact hours.

Social Work Continuing Education

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886769891-9962) for 20.00 continuing education contact hours.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

This program is approved by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) for 21.50 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 5.00 are pharmacology (Rx) content.

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 Allinace.  The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The APHA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 21.50 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

Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 21.50 total Category I contact education contact hours. Health Education (CHES).

Policy on Disclosures to Learners

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.

None of the Planners, Speakers, or Moderators has a conflict of interest to disclose as it relates to this educational activity.

None of the commercial and/or sponsorship support has a conflict of interest to disclose as it relates to this educational activity.

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.

How to Obtain CE Credit:

Participants must attend the 2019 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.