Enews – August 2012

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CSHC News

Save $50 on CSHC Membership
Renew or join now and help us continue to do great work supporting school-based health centers and bringing health care to kids in school. Our work won’t be done until every child has access to the health care they need to be healthy and successful. The 2012/13 membership year begins on September 1st and runs through August 31, 2013. Organizations that pay before September 1 will receive a $50 savings. Individual memberships start at $100, and organizational memberships start at $250.

2013 Conference Heads to Long Beach
March 14-15, 2013
Plan now to join us for another energizing conference with hundreds of school health advocates and stakeholders. Vision & Voice for Healthy Students will be held at the Westin in downtown Long Beach on March 14-15, 2013. The event  will offer optional half-day pre-conference workshops on Thursday, March 14 and the full conference on Friday, March 15. Conference Sponsor-Exhibitor information is now available. Registration will  open in late in fall. Details will be posted as they become available on our 2013 Conference web page.

California School Health News

School health clinic at Jefferson Elementary is now under construction

New School Health Centers in the Works
Construction of the future Kings Canyon Unified School District school-based health center is well underway. The District was one of 39 California recipients of a $500,000 SBHC federal capital and improvement grant. The clinic will be the first of its kind in the school district and will serve children in Reedley, Orange Cove, and the mountain area in rural Fresno County. (Read more on this project in the Reedley Exponent.) This is just one of the 40 start-up sites in California. If you would like to share photos and updates on your new SBHC, please email us at aolson@schoolhealthcenters.org.

California SBHCs Competing for Another Round of Federal Capital Grants
CSHC offered technical assistance on the federal grant application process and provided over a dozen letters of support to organizations applying for the latest round of SBHC capital grants. Another $75 million will be awarded to approximately 150 applicants, with a maximum award of $500,000. These grants are part of the $200 million authorized for SBHC capital improvements as a part of health care reform. For more information, please see our Policy Page.

Youth in Action

CSHC’s Youth Board Mentors SBHC Youth Leadership Teams.
Our 10-member youth board finished up their year with a closing retreat in June to recap their accomplishments and plan for next year. This past year they trained nearly 50 youth across California to conduct community-based participatory research projects at their schools. The projects identified student health needs and helped shape future SBHC activities and programs. Participating Y2Y Affiliate Programs were located in Los Angeles, Oakland, Riverbank, and Tulare. The Youth Board also helped host our first ever statewide Y2Y Conference during the CSHC conference, and participated in legislative visits during our SBHC day at the Capitol. Please visit the Youth Board page for more information on all our activities.

Patty Albor (Youth Board 2008-12)

George Chacon (Youth Board 2007-09)

Updates on Former Youth Board Members
Visit the Youth in Action page to learn what two former Youth Board members are up to and read how their lives were changed by their experience advocating for student health and participating in the Youth Board. Our 2012/13 Youth Board is now forming. If you are interested in recommending a SBHC youth leader alumni for membership, please send an application inquiry to youthboard@schoolhealthcenters.org.

Y2Y Spotlight
As part of the Y2Y Affiliate Program, the team at Seven Generations School-Based Health Center, located on the Life Academy High School campus in East Oakland, demonstrated creativity and initiative to answer their research question, “Why do teenagers engage in unprotected sex?” The team of five young women conducted a series of focus groups with 9-12th graders and then developed novel recommendations to help curb the rate of unprotected sex among students. The team presented their research report to the SBHC staff and to Seven Generations leadership, after which their recommendations were enthusiastically adopted.

Policy Updates: California

Funding for SBHCs to Conduct Outreach and Enrollment
The California Health Benefit Exchange will enable many people who are currently uninsured to buy affordable health care coverage. School-based health centers are a logical place to let students and families know about the health care coverage that is available to them. As part of  its Outreach Education and Marketing Program, the Exchange has announced a new outreach-focused grant program. A total of $20 million in funds should be available in 2013 and 2014 to non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations, including SBHCs and schools. This is an exciting opportunity for SBHCs to get funding for helping families learn about their insurance options. A request for proposals is expected in the coming months. We will alert our readers when more information is available. Please visit CSHC’s webpage on Outreach and Enrollment.

National School Health News

Census Reminder
It is not too late to make your school health center data count! There are still 85 SBHC sites in California that have not completed the census. Your data is CRUCIAL to our being able to fight for school health services on the national and state levels. We need good, solid data to back up our claims and to bolster our position among policy makers. Please help us gather this critical data by filling out the SBHC Census. Call us at 510-268-1260, if you have questions on this process or need assistance.

Funding Opportunities

Innovative Ideas Challenge
The Innovative Ideas Challenge (IIC) is a new grant-making program available to organizations from communities not funded under the Building Healthy Communities plan. The California Endowment will fund innovative ideas to address the persistent and emerging health issues that impact underserved communities in California. Specifically, IIC seeks to identify and fund promising practices that are aligned with the 10 outcomes or 4 big results from the Building Healthy Communities plan. Award amounts vary. Deadline: September 1, 2012. To learn more, please visit The California Endowment website.

More Grant Information
Visit our Grants with Deadlines and Grants without Deadlines web pages to learn more about possible funding streams and leads on funding opportunities for school health services.

Tools & Resources

Adolescent Relationship Abuse Resources
School-based health centers have the unique ability to assess adolescents for dating violence and reproductive coercion.  CSHC is pleased to make available a new resource for SBHCs to address this issue with a new teen dating violence webpage and resources page. The webpage highlights interventions that are currently being utilized by SBHCs in the exam room and at school. CSHC conducted a review of research and interviews with select SBHCs to gather these promising practices.

Back-to-School Resources
Make sure that all children start the school year off right by ensuring that parents know how to get health coverage for their children with these resources:

Back-To-School Checklist for Parents to help parents keep their kids healthy. This resource was developed by CSHC in collaboration with the 100% Campaign.
What Families Should Know About Changes to the Healthy Families Program
to help parents understand what to expect if their children are currently on Healthy Families. (Also available in Spanish.)

Parent Engagement Toolkit
This two-part toolkit is designed to help SBHCs improve their connections with families and community.  The toolkit includes resources such as fun staff development activities, self-assessment quizzes, best-practice case studies, interviews with leaders in parent engagement, and tips for creative parent engagement techniques. Volume 1 focuses on back-to-school parent engagement, and Volume 2 is highlights strategies for SBHCs serving teens. The toolkit is free for CSHC members on the Member Resources web page. For non-members, please visit our Toolkits and Services web page for more information on obtaining this toolkit.

Workshops & Conferences

Confidentiality and Minor Consent Workshop
Date: September 11, 2012
Time: 8:30 am – 12pm
Location: The California Endowment – Oakland
This workshop is hosted by the California Adolescent Health Collaboration and the Alameda County. It will review practice standards and guidelines, policy issues, and other information on minor consent and confidentiality, including an overview of FERPA and HIPAA. Case scenarios for a variety of youth-serving settings will be presented for discussion and questions. Participants will receive the Adolescent Provider Toolkit. Please visit CAHC’s website for more information about course content, fees, and how to register.

Adolescent Relationship Abuse: Prevention and Intervention Training
Date: September 19, 2012
Location: San Luis Obispo
This training will provide an overview of the Healthcare Education, Assessment, and Response Tool for Adolescent Relationships (HEART) Primer, a resource to help you increase recognition of adolescent relationship abuse as a public health issue and provide you with tools to address it in a healthcare setting. For more information, please see the flier for the training, or contact Maria-Elena Young.

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
Date: September 20, 2012
Location: Sacramento
Prescription drug abuse is America’s fastest growing drug problem, especially among youth. This summit brings together educators, parents, community leaders, government officials, public health experts and law enforcement for a discussion of the complex issues. Registration information to be released soon. For more information, please contact sean.vassar@usdoj.gov.

Vision and Voice for Healthy Students
Date: March 14-15, 2013
Location: Long Beach
This year CSHC’s annual conference will offer optional half-day pre-conference workshops on Thursday, March 14 and the full conference on Friday, March 15. Please visit the CSHC 2013 conference web page for all the latest information.

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Job Listings

Clinic Supervisor
Organization: La Clinica de la Raza
La Clinica de La Raza is hiring a Clinic Supervisor for the Tiger Clinic at Fremont High School in East Oakland. The La Clinica SBHCs include strong multi-disciplinary teams serving Oakland youth.  The Fremont Tiger Clinic is operated by La Clinica de La Raza in collaboration with the Oakland Unified School District.  The Clinic Supervisor position oversees all day-to-day operations at the Health Center, including supervising a committed and highly-qualified staff of medical, health education and behavioral health providers.  La Clinica is looking for a candidate with proven management experience and a passion for adolescent health care. To apply: http://www.laclinica.org/employ-allJobs.php  or send your resume directly to recruiter7@laclinica.org.

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