2021 School Health Conference

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Our 2021 virtual statewide school health conference – Building Bridges to Healthy & Resilient Communities – will be held online November 2-4, 2021 and co-hosted by REL West

We will be announcing the call for workshop proposals and registration in the summer of 2021.  Members receive a discounted rate for registration and organization members can receive multiple discounted registrations. See member benefits and sign up to become a member. 

Dr. Shawn Ginwright

Tuesday, November 2: A leading innovator, provocateur, and thought leader on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development, Dr. Ginwright is Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and a Senior Research Associate at San Francisco State University. His research examines the ways in which youth in urban communities navigate through the constraints of poverty and struggle to create equality and justice in their schools and communities.

Dr. Janine Jones

Wednesday, November 3: A Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at the University of Washington, Dr. Jones‘ research focuses on providing culturally responsive interventions in schools, including the integration of cultural factors that are associated with resilience in racially diverse youth. Her work also includes the study of identity and belonging as critical elements in school engagement for youth of color. She is a licensed psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Dr. Howard Pinderhughes

Thursday, November 4: Social and behavioral scientist and author Dr. Howard Pinderhughes is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California San Francisco. He has conducted research and program development in the areas of race relations among youth and adolescent violence prevention and intervention. His research combines aspects of grounded theory, qualitative methods, survey research, and participatory action research to examine problems related to the impacts of structural inequality, racial, class, and gender dynamics on adolescent health and relations.

Sponsor or Exhibit

Our 2020 virtual statewide school health conference had more than 900 engaged attendees. See our sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for 2021 and sign up to participate online.