Workshop Handouts

Our 2014 Conference, Advancing School Health in a Time of Reform, was held at the downtown Oakland Marriott City Center from March 6-7, 2014. Read our recap, see photos, and download the program booklet.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Planning & Opening a Financially Sustainable SBHC
Are you planning or have you recently opened a school-based health center (SBHC)? Bring your team to find out how to establish sustainable SBHC operations and strong school-clinic partnerships. Learn proven practices for developing or strengthening your service model, student and family outreach plan, and financing strategies for your SBHC. Hear from school district and community health center  leaders who have successfully launched their SBHCs. Receive tools, resources and strategies to guide your SBHC planning and operations.
Presenters: David Phillips – Director of Community Development & Public Relations, United Health Centers; Salina Mendoza – Program Manager, California School Health Centers Association; Samantha Blackburn, RN, MSN – Project Director, California School Health Centers Association; Miriam Cardenas – Health and Community Liaison, Kings Canyon Unified School District
Resources: Resources for Starting an SBHC; Key Steps in Planning a School-Based Health Center; Information on Our Vision-to-Reality Toolkit; Members Can Access the Toolkit Here

Sharing Information: Appropriately Applying HIPAA, FERPA, & Other Confidentiality Laws
The appropriate sharing of information between educational and school health partners is essential, both to effectively serve students and families and to ensure legal compliance. What are HIPAA and FERPA and how do they apply to your work? When and how may schools share information with their health partners, and vice versa? How can parents, schools, and providers share information to improve health and educational outcomes? Use case studies to understand and apply major confidentiality laws. Get tools and strategies to improve collaboration.
Presenter: Rebecca Gudeman, JD, MPA – Senior Attorney, National Center for Youth Law
Resources: Information on Our HIPAA/FERPA Toolkit; Members Can Access the Toolkit Here

Tools & Clinical Guidance for Assessing, Preventing, & Intervening in Adolescent Relationship Abuse
Learn about a research-validated approach for increasing teen safety and reducing physical, sexual and cyber dating abuse victimization and perpetration.
Presenters: Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP – Clinical Professor, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Family Health Care, Nursing University of California, San Francisco; Alison Chopel, MPH – Director, California Adolescent Health Collaborative
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation

Opening Plenary

Introduction by Serena Clayton, Executive Director of the California School-Based Health Alliance.
Keynote Address by Dr. Rishi Manchanda, President and Founder of HealthBegins. Read more about Dr. Manchanda.

Conference Workshops

Advocacy to Improve the School Nutrition & Physical Activity Landscape
Learn how community health centers, community-based organizations, and a school district are working together to build healthier school environments across multiple sites. Learn how to engage students and staff to promote physical activity and healthier eating at school.
Presenters: Marcia Argyris, Senior Program Officer, S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation; Jayce Goree, East Bay Asian Youth Center; Cynthia Leon, BA, Youth Program Coordinator, California School-Based Health Alliance; Michelle Oppen, Program Manager, Wellness, Family, Schools, and Community Partnerships, Oakland Unified School District; Katie Riemer, BA, Health Educator II, La Clinica; Tim Zenor-Davis, BA, Adolescent Services Coordinator, West Oakland Middle School Health Center, LifeLong Medical
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; SBHC Case Studies on Nutrition, Youth Engagement, and Wellness Policies

Building Health Homes for Boys & Young Men of Color
Boys and young men of color (BMoC) face a number of health disparities that severely impact their lives and communities. Learn how to create community integrated health homes and engage BMoC to support their health and well-being.
Presenters: Juan Taizan, MPA, Project Director, California School-Based Health Alliance; Ignacio Ferrey, MPH, Fatherhood & Community Engagement Manager, Brighter Beginnings
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; Report: Addressing the Reproductive Health Needs of Young Men

Changes on the Horizon for Health Care Payment Reform
One of the strategies of health care reform is payment reform—changing the way that providers are paid with the goal of making health care more effective and less expensive. Get an overview of the status of payment reform in California, how community health centers are responding, and how SBHCs could be affected.
Presenters: Andie Martinez Patterson, MPP, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, California Primary Care Association;Serina Reckling, MPH, Policy Analyst, School-Based Health Alliance
Resources: Presentation by Serena Clayton; Presentation by Andie Martinez Patterson; Presentation by Serina Reckling

Connecting Families to New Health Coverage Options
SBHCs and school districts across California have been connecting families to new health insurance coverage options. Learn about a regional youth peer education program, a statewide awareness campaign, and an innovative partnership between a school district and a county government to establish a district-wide enrollment program.
Presenters: Caitlin Chan, BS, Project Coordinator, California School-Based Health Alliance; Cynthia Leon, BA, Youth Program Coordinator, California School-Based Health Alliance; Marcel Reynolds, MA, Communications Manager, California School-Based Health Alliance; Eliza Schiffrin, LCSW, Program Coordinator, Central Family Resource Center, Oakland Unified School District
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; ALL IN Campaign – Family Fact Sheet in English & Spanish, Game Plan for School Leaders, Sample School Board Resolution; Health Partnership Program Checklist

Creating Opportunities for Physical Activity at Elementary Schools
Improve your elementary school students’ physical activity and nutrition with this comprehensive, coordinated school health model. Using real-world scenarios, learn how to engage teachers, school staff, parents and caregivers, community based organizations, and children in your physical fitness program.
Presenter: Jesus Mejia, Supervisor, Creating Opportunities for Physical Activity (COPA), Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation

COST Benefits: Establishing Coordination of Services Teams
Are you struggling with integrating health and wellness supports into the school? Learn about effective use of Coordination of Services Teams (COST): site-based multidisciplinary teams including behavioral health professionals. Workshop includes a mock team meeting and resources for building COST to coordinate supports, increase access to services, and remove barriers to learning.
Presenters: Jamaal Kizziee, MFT,  Behavioral Health Consultant; Lisa Warhuus, PhD,  Associate Director; Eric Yuan, MS in Counseling Psychology, Partnership Development Coordinator (all from Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency)
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; Sample Confidentiality Statement; Sample Referral Form

Developing Student Career Pathways in Health Care
Learn specific strategies to develop a model for Linked Learning at your school that include partnership development, curriculum integration, and authentic work-based learning opportunities for students.
Presenters: Haide Arriaza, MSW, Organization Facilitator, Los Angeles Unified School District; Ezequiel De La Torre, M.Ed., Organization Facilitator, Los Angeles Unified School District; Elena Jimenez, LCSW, Organization Facilitator, Los Angeles Unified School District
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation | Work-Based Learning Activity Planning Sheet

Exploring the New School Funding Formula to Expand Health Supports
Find answers to your questions about California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Learn how you can get involved in developing your district’s Accountability Plan by advocating for enhanced student health and support services.
Presenters: Lisa White, MPP, MSW, Senior Policy Analyst, California School-Based Health Alliance; Alicia Rozum, MSW, PPSC, Project Director, Mental Health, California School-Based Health Alliance
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; About LCFF & School Health

Forming Effective SBHC Youth Advisory Boards
Learn how you can guide the formation of a Youth Advisory Board, which empowers students in the implementation of programs and services and increases utilization of services. Outline an action plan to build a Youth Advisory Board, hear best practices, and see how to address challenges of youth involvement.
Presenters: Cynthia Leon, BA,  Youth Program Coordinator, California School-Based Health Alliance; Lloyd Nadal, MA, Children & Youth Programs Manager, Public Health Institute;Simone Johnson, BA, Product Line Senior Analyst, Alameda Alliance for Health
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; Youth Engagement Challenges Handout; Power Continuum Table; Youth Engagement Policy Advocacy Curriculum; Youth Engagement Process Handout & Form

Funding Opportunities & Models for Expanding School Oral Health
The demand for dental services has increased as a result of the Affordable Care Act,  Medi-Cal expansion, the transition of children from the Healthy Families Program to Medi-Cal, and partial restoration of Denti-Cal for adults. New models are needed to provide adequate access to dental care for children and youth. Learn about new state and federal policies, school service delivery models, and how to finance a sustainable oral health program.
Presenters: Jared I. Fine, DDS, MPH, Dental Health Administrator, Alameda County Public Health Department; Robert Isman, DDS, MPH, Dental Program Consultant, California Department of Health Care Services; Madeline Kronenberg, Board Member, West Contra Costa Unified School District; Huong N. Le, DDS, MA, Dental Director, Asian Health Services; Zettie Page III, MD, PhD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Tri-City Health Center
Resources: Main Presentation; Presentation by Jared Fine; Presentation by Huong Le; Presentation by Madeline Kronenberg

Harnessing Local Control Accountability Plans to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism
The new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) presents an opportunity for student health and support service providers to align their programs with school district Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs). Find out how this affects your school community, and how to partner with district leaders to participate in LCAP planning. Learn how to help your district achieve a key LCFF outcome: reducing chronic absenteeism.
PresentersHedy Chang, MPP, Director, Attendance Works;Barbara Kronick, LCSW, Director, Integrated Support Services, Sacramento City Unified School District; Arun Ramanathan, PhD, Executive Director, Education Trust-West
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation

Implementing Alternatives to Suspension Programs
AB 420 would eliminate suspensions for “willful defiance,” which accounts for 54% of suspensions statewide. Learn how schools and districts are amending policy to align with the new law. Hear how schools and behavioral health providers are partnering to implement alternatives to suspension programs.
Presenters: Alicia Rozum, MSW, PPSC, Project Director, Mental Health, California School-Based Health Alliance; Angela Tang, MS, PPSC, Counselor, De Anza High School
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; Tips for Developing Positive Student Relationships; Alternatives to Suspension Mini Assessment

Improving Health Care for Adolescent Immigrants
Most childhood immigrants to the U.S. are in the 1.5 generation, arriving during school age and adolescence. Many experience family separation and up to 40% may be undocumented or live in mixed status families. Hear about strengths and challenges facing these youth, and how critical school-based health programs are to supporting their well-being.
Presenter: Naomi A. Schapiro, RN, PhD, CPNP, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation

Integrating Sustainable Behavioral Health Services in Your SBHC
Learn how to sustainably integrate behavioral health programs into your SBHC. Hear about how to implement and maximize third-party billing revenue for a culturally competent and trauma-informed behavioral health program.
Presenters: Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician, La Clínica de la Raza; Amy Manta-Ranger, MPH, SBHC Department Manager, La Clínica de la Raza
Resources: La Clinica Behavioral Health Screen Form in English and Spanish; La Clinica SBHC Parent Consent Form; SBHC Behavioral Health Billing Matrix; 5150 Hold Procedures for SBHC; Behavioral Health Consent and Reporting Matrix

Making the Case for SBHC Impacts on Academic Success
Can you tie your SBHC’s programs with improved academic indicators? Learn from recent research and get an overview of strategies for documenting the link between SBHCs and student academic success. Hear the advantages and challenges associated with a range of strategies — from simple to more in-depth methodologies.
Presenters: Sara Geierstanger, MPH, Senior Evaluator, University of California, San Francisco; Samira Soleimanpour, MPH,  Senior Researcher, University of California, San Francisco
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation

Navigating the New Landscape for Medication Administration at Schools
State laws have changed how medication is administered at school. Clinicians and school personnel need to work together so that students receive medication reliably and their health conditions are managed effectively. Learn why school medication management is important and strategies pertaining to administering medication at school.
Presenters: Merry A. Grasska, RN, MPH, NP-C, Health Services Coordinator, Newport-Mesa Unified School District; Pamela Kahn, MPH, BS, RN, Coordinator, Health and Wellness, Orange County Department of Education
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation

New Ways of Seeing Adolescent Sexual Decision Making
Learn how adolescent social, emotional, and cognitive development influence decision-making. Consider how to better deliver adolescent sexual health programs based on recent brain research.
Presenter: Ahna Suleiman, DrPH, Lecturer and Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; Journal Article on Adolescent School-Based Sexual Education

Resources & Strategies for Expanding Reproductive Health Programs
Learn how to provide teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and discuss challenges SBHCs face when providing care. Hear about strategies and approaches to improve access to sexually transmitted infection, HIV, and family planning services. Assess your community’s readiness to establish teen-friendly reproductive health services or expand services. Plan next steps to improve your program.
Presenters: Michelle Cantu, MPH, Director of Community-Based STD Prevention Initiatives, California Family Health Council; Claire Feldman, MPH, Director of Statewide STD Prevention Programs, California Family Health Council
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation; Clinic Dispensing Presentation; HPV 1-Pager; Expanding Reproductive Services Survey Results; Poster Presentation: Interactive Mobile App to Improve Sexual Health

Using Trauma-Informed Strategies to De-Escalate Conflict
Trauma impacts the brain in ways that sometimes drives challenging classroom behaviors. Learn to understand and identify these behaviors and get hands-on strategies to respond in ways that de-escalate conflict and build strong and supportive classroom environments.
Presenter: Jenn Rader, Director, James Morehouse Project
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation

What You Need to Know About Minor Consent & Confidentiality Laws
Who may consent for a youth’s health care? Can a teen consent for his or her own treatment? What confidentiality obligations does a provider have to the patient? When can patient information be shared with others? Hear an overview of California’s medical consent and confidentiality laws and get answers to common questions, including insurance confidentiality issues.
Presenter: Rebecca Gudeman, J.D., M.P.A., Senior Attorney, National Center for Youth Law
Resources: Consent & Confidentiality

Conference Recap | Photos | Program Booklet (PDF)