2020 California School-Based Health Conference

Workshops | Schedule

Join us for the 2020 California School-Based Health Conference: School Health on the Frontlines: Navigating Pandemics & Building Equity.

October 6-8, 2020: Learn, grow, and connect virtually with fellow providers, educators, advocates, and other leaders in the school-based health care movement as we increase our capacity to care for students during this critical moment.

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Members Save on Registration

Members of the California School-Based Health Alliance get an exclusive discount on conference registration, along with other benefits, such as member-only webinars and toolkits. Get the discount code from the member resource webpage (password included in your membership welcome email) and enter the code on Eventbrite to unlock your special rate once registration opens.

Not a member? Sign up today as an individual or organization and save! For member support and questions please contact Marcel Reynolds at mreynolds@schoolhealthcenters.org.


You can see a detailed schedule of the event here.

Keynote Speakers

Hear from Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga – the Executive Director at The Education Trust-West – and Dr. Tichianaa Armah – the Medical Director and Vice President of Behavioral Health at the Community Health Center, Inc. – a leading school-based health care provider in Connecticut – and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale School of Medicine.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Visit our Exhibit Hall for offers and information on products, services, and resources from our school health partners.

Exhibit or Sponsor

Our conference is a great place to engage an audience who cares deeply about the academic success and well-being of youth, families, and communities across California. Learn more about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities.

Who Attends?

  • School-based health center staff and administrators
  • School district support and health services personnel
  • Community medical, mental health, and oral health providers
  • School administrators and student services leaders
  • Local, regional, and state officials and policymakers
  • School health program funders

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Trauma-informed approaches
  • School attendance
  • Chronic disease management
  • Substance use prevention
  • Sexual & reproductive health
  • Food & nutrition
  • Social justice & immigrant rights
  • Youth engagement
  • Dental & vision care
  • Billing & sustainability
  • EHR/data privacy

Conference FAQ

I am presenting. How do I register?

You should receive instructions that will include a code that you can enter above the General Admission listing when you get to the registration form on Eventbrite (after clicking on the green “Tickets” button on the top right, a new window will open and you can click the blue “Enter promo code” link above the bold “General Admission” heading).

I want to attend cannot because of finances. Are scholarships available?

Yes, email conference@schoolhealthcenters.org to request a scholarship.

What time are the conference sessions and do I have to attend all of them?

The conference runs from 9 am – 2 pm on each of the three days. You can see the schedule here. You do not need to attend every session.

Can our agency register for the conference and we can all watch together?

Each attendee has their own log-on information for the conference. The log-on allows the attendee to enter sessions and also tracks their activities such as the raffle prize scavenger hunt.

Are you offering CEUs for sessions?

Only our SBIRT pre-conference workshop is offering CEUs. It’s 2 units for BBS CEs (LMFT, LCSW, LPCCS, LEPs) via CA MFT.

How does it work with live and recorded sessions?

During the week of conference – Tuesday, October 6, to Thursday, October 8 – the agenda will include live and recorded sessions. Speakers will be available for chat for both live and recorded sessions. We will make available slides and recordings available on our website after the event.

On what type of device can I attend the conference?

You can sign into the conference on any device. A device with a larger screen like a laptop or PC will have a better view than a tablet or phone.

Do I need a web camera on my computer or device to attend the conference?

No, you will watch on the screen on your device and will not need a camera.

Do I need to subscribe to a video platform to attend the conference?

No. The conference platform will use Zoom and Vimeo. You do not need to subscribe to these platforms to attend an event unless you use your phone to view. If you view on your phone you will need to subscribe.

My employer prohibits the use of Zoom, what should I do?

When you are attending a Zoom event, such as the conference, this should not be a problem. If you were initiating a Zoom event and inviting people to attend, that is a different situation.

My employer blocks a lot of platforms. What if I cannot access the conference platform?

You have a couple of options. You can ask your IT staff to unblock access to the conference platform. You can also attend the conference outside of your employer network. We encourage all attendees to log on to the conference platform, as soon as it is ready to test their access and get familiar moving around in the platform.

What time zone is the conference in?

The times on the agenda correspond to Pacific Daylight Time.

Can the conference ‘sell out’ and there will not be enough seats?

No, we will ensure there are enough seats for any number of attendees.

Additional questions?
Please send an email to conference@schoolhealthcenters.org with your question.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


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