Preliminary Program

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

photo of attendees at a 2017 Convention workshopListed below are the preconference (PC), plenary, and workshop (A1-G9) sessions being offered during the 2019 National School-Based Health Care Convention. Click on a title to see a description of the session, including target audience.

If you are a presenter, you can download a FAQ for presenters 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 21.50 hours of CEUs.


Pre-Conference Workshops – additional fees apply
PC1: School-Based Primary Care Providers: Practical Skills needed to address STI’s, PrEP, and LARCs, Part I: 8:30am-12:30pm

PC2: School-Based Primary Care Providers: Adolescent Contraceptive Counseling Practicum, Part II : 1:00pm-3:00pm

PC3: School-Based Primary Care Providers: IUD Insertion Practicum, Part III : 3:00pm-5:00pm

PC4: Reaching Beyond “Just Say No” to Adolescent Focused Motivational Interviewing: 1:00pm-5:00pm

PC5: School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Nuts and Bolts : 1:00pm-5:00pm

Board Meeting (Invitation Only)

National School-Based SBIRT Convening (Invitation Only)

State Leaders Meeting (Invitation Only)


Opening Plenary: Improvement Science and the Art of Improvisation: Collaborative Tools to Accelerate Change – 8:00am-9:15am
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We can’t do it alone. More than ever before, healthcare needs people who can successfully collaborate with their colleagues, patients and families to deliver on the promise of high quality, affordable care and exceptional experience.  While we often know what needs to be done from a quality improvement standpoint, the how to work together to do it can be challenging.  In this hands-on, high-energy workshop you’ll explore the science of improvement and learn a complementary structure for teamwork and collaboration based on techniques used in improvisational theater. Reframe and revitalize your improvement efforts with tools to help you become more flexible, agile and supportive as you co-design solutions that make an impact.

Sarah Horst, MA, Healthcare Consultant, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Bloomington, MN

Session A – 9:30am-10:45am
A1: Getting Down to Risky Business: Evaluating and Implementing Risk Assessment Tools

A2: Challenge Accepted: Advancing Rural School-Based Behavioral Telehealth Care

A3: Building a Case for SBHCs: Using Data to Tell Your Story

A4: Creating Trauma Informed Schools: Lessons from a Three-Year Pilot - Part I

A5: Implementing a Statewide School-Based Telehealth Program

A6: If You Build, Will They Come? What it really takes to achieve dental integration in the schools.

A7: Healing Immigrant Families to Help Adolescents Thrive

A8: Amplify Your Advocacy to Advance School-Based Health Care

A9: Implementing Staff Self-Care in Your Workplace

A10: Integrating behavioral and primary health services in SBHCs: Moving from mental health outputs to behavioral health outcomes

Session B – 11:00am-12:15pm
B1: Bridging the Gap Between Primary and Specialty Care Utilizing Telehealth

B2: Providing SBIRT in SBHCs: Administrative, Provider and Evaluator Perspectives

B3: Balancing Technology and Personal Touch Who's afraid of the Big Bad App

B4: Creating Trauma Informed Schools: Lessons from a Three-Year Pilot - Part II

B5: Upstream Prevention: Maximizing Impact Through Growth and Spread of your SBHC System

B6: Linking School-Based Oral Health Services to the Dental Home

B7: Health Disparities without Despair: Addressing Implicit Bias & Toxic Stress

B8: Reducing Prevalence of Addiction Begins with Youth Prevention

B9: Building a Resilient Health Care Workforce to Address Student and School Health Needs

B10: Caring for Gender Diverse Youth – Psychosocial Elements of Gender transition in Adolescents

Luncheon Plenary/Business Meeting/Awards – 12:30pm-2:00pm

Session C – 2:15pm-3:30pm
C1: Get the Word Out: Prep for PrEP! Pre Exposure Prophylaxis for Adolescents

C2: Everyone Can Ask: Identifying Youth at Risk of Suicide Using the C-SSRS in Schools & SBHCs - Part I

C3: I can't get no ... Yes you can! Implementing the Patient Satisfaction Survey

C4: When Youth Lead the WAY: Campaigns for Accessing Sexual Health Services

C5: Supporting the Long-Term Viability of Health Services in SBHCs: A Multipronged Approach in Illinois

C6: Diversity is Our Strength: Sustainable Partnerships to Serve the Underserved

C7: Identifying Trafficked Youth in Health Care Settings

C8: Building Strong and Authentic Youth-Adult Partnership in Your Organization

C9: It Takes a Village: The Effectiveness of Collaboration in School-Based Telehealth Programs

C10: Applying Quality Improvement Methodology to Enhance the Delivery of Adolescent Immunizations at Your Health Center

Session D – 3:45pm-5:00pm
D1: School-Based Health Centers and Trauma: The Role of the PCP

D2: Everyone Can Ask: Identifying Youth at Risk of Suicide Using the C-SSRS in Schools & SBHCs - Part II

D3: A Tale of Two Cities: Systems that Match Health and Education Data

D4: Including Parents and the Community in the Battle against HIV and Other Difficult Topics

D5: How a County Health Department Used Medicaid Claims Data to Show Health Impact and Make Big Changes

D6: Community Dental Health Coordinators - Improving oral health through case management

D7: Tell Your Story with Data

D8: Advancing SBHC Policies in Today's Climate

D9: School-Based Health Across Socioeconomic Status

D10: Healing through School-Based Trauma-Informed Practices: Case Studies with California Students of Color

Opening Reception and Poster Session – 5:00pm
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Join the School-Based Health Alliance staff and fellow attendees for an evening reception immediately following workshops. A poster session will also be held during this time. Click here for poster topics. Light refreshments will be served.

State Meetings


Advocacy Day Rally and Hill Visits – 8:00am

Focused Conversations

Focused Conversation I: Healing Centered Engagement: Addressing Trauma by a Focus on Assets - 1:00pm-2:30pm

Focused Conversation II: American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health 2019 Priorities, Projects, and Opportunities for Collaboration - 2:30pm-3:45pm

Focused Conversation III: Youth Homelessness and Substance Use - 2:30pm-3:45pm

Session E – 4:15pm – 5:30pm
E1: Leveraging Adolescent Sports Physicals for Comprehensive Adolescent Health

E2: The Use of Genograms in the Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents

E3: Getting the Most Out of Performance Measures

E4: Strategies for Providing Sexual Health Services for LGBTQ+ Students in Safe and Supportive SBHCs

E5: Starting a School Telehealth Partnership with Volunteer Providers and Just $10k

E6: Bringing Smiles to P94: Increasing Access to Dental Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

E7: Empowering Immigrant Students One Family at a Time

E8: Legalizing Marijuana: Policies, Opportunities, and Challenges Facing SBHCs

E9: Dialectics Within Teacher Well-being: Self-Care or Organizational Reform?

E10: Keeping Kids in School! SBHCs as Leaders in Addressing Environmental Asthma Triggers

Member Reception – 6:00pm (Invitation only)

Telehealth Convening (Invitation Only)


Session F – 8:15am – 9:30am
F1: Hoof Beats Sometimes Do Mean Zebras MMXVIIII

F2: Helping Schools Recognize and Prevent Violent Behaviors

F3: Advancing School Mental Health Practice and Policy-Practical Resources for Schools, Districts and States

F4: Health and School Absenteeism: Why Should We Care?

F5: Collaborating, Sharing, Learning: Improving Health & Education Outcomes Through School-Based Vision Centers

F6: Utilizing Telehealth to Expand Dental Care Access in Underserved, Rural School-Based Clinics

F7: Access to comprehensive contraception in SBHCs nationwide: opportunities to expand access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

F8: HERPA problems: Tools to navigate HIPAA, FERPA and state law

F9: The Empowerment Institute: Improving Patient Care through a Staff Wellness Program

Session G – 9:45am – 11:00am
G1: Beyond Eating and Exercise: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Obesity Intervention in SBHCs

G2: Now what? How To Support Students Following Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization

G3: Tools and Strategies to use Data for SBHC Quality Improvement

G4: Aligning and Integrating School-Connected Services for Health and Learning Outcomes

G5: To consent or not to consent: that is the question.

G6: The Power of Positive Peer Pressure: Using Social Influence to Improve Oral Health Behaviors of Young Children

G7: Perinatal Mood Disorders: Treating the Teen Mother from Conception to Triumph

G8: What Matters to You(th)?: Opportunities for Youth-led Health Center Assessments

G9: Program Sustainability Through Systemic Resilience: Supportive Connections in Programs, Organizations, and SBHCs

Closing Plenary: Youth Campaigns to Create Schools as Centers of Healing, Safety and Wellbeing – 11:15am
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You’ll hear from leaders of youth-led campaigns who seek to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and build up supports for creating safe, nurturing, inclusive schools.  We want to motivate community health centers, hospitals, health departments and academic medical centers (to name a few) to work in partnership with schools to name the harm caused by structural oppression, engage young people in school-based healing-centered approaches, and divest of policies, practices and strategies that discriminate and criminalize? Or put more positively (by Judith Browne Dianis), to envision schools “where Black and Brown students are afforded the presumption of childhood that they deserve.”

Meyiya Coleman, Communities United, Voices of Youth in Chicago Education, Chicago, IL




Jaime Koppel, Deputy Director for Strategic Partnerships, Communities for Just Schools Fund, Washington DC




James Lopez, Executive Director, Power U Center for Social Change, Miami, FL

Youth Program

You can review the agenda for the youth program here.