Our 2013 Conference, Vision & Voice for Healthy Students, was held at The Westin Long Beach on March 14-15, 2013.
Plan Your New School-Based Health Center
See how to involve students and the community to develop a needs-appropriate and well-utilized SBHC. Identify proven practices for developing a sustainable school-health care partnership, service model, and financing strategy.
Addressing Adolescent Relationship Abuse Using Evidence-Based Interventions
Adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) is all too common. Fortunately, SBHCs can play an important role in both preventing and addressing ARA. Learn about three successful initiatives to address ARA at the individual, health center, and school levels. Find out how programs have increased safety and reduced victimization, and how your SBHC can build and lead a multi-disciplinary team focused on ARA prevention and intervention.
Building Stronger Partnerships with School Administrations
School health services are more effective when they are the result of a true collaboration between health care providers and educators–and yet, these relationships can be challenging for both new and veteran school-health professionals. Do you work at a recently opened or soon-to-open SBHC? Or, are you experiencing difficulties with an existing school partnership? Get advice and strategies for better integrating health programs and building a stronger partnership with your school site and district.
Collaborating with Students and Schools To Maximize Health Insurance Coverage
The Affordable Care Act will allow millions more Californians to get health insurance coverage. Both students and schools can play a role in maximizing this opportunity. Learn about new health insurance options, how and when families can apply for coverage, and what schools can do to help. Find out about CSHC’s peer-led health insurance education program, PHIRE (public health insurance rights education), and get ideas for engaging youth on your campus.
Engaging Youth Leaders
SBHCs and other school health programs can serve as hubs for robust youth leadership programming. Explore successful youth leadership program models and discuss relevant, step-by-step strategies for engaging youth leaders. Understand basic youth organizing principles and how to use these to develop more sustainable youth programming.
Expanding Mental Health Consultation in Schools
Mental health consultation empowers all adults on a school campus to better address students’ social-emotional needs and resulting behavioral challenges. Learn how Alameda County’s Mental Health Consultation Training Institute is fostering more positive relationships between students, parents, and staff; supporting adults as they respond to behavioral challenges; and improving student engagement and success.
First Aid at SBHCs: Improving Services through Collaboration
First aid is an essential service but providing it effectively can be overwhelming for schools, nurses, and SBHCs. Fortunately, first aid services can be enhanced by clarifying roles, fostering collaboration, and engaging the whole school. Explore why first aid is critical to promoting student health, and apply a social justice framework to develop strategies for improving first aid on your campus. Review scope of practice issues, competencies required of individual staff, and care coordination workflows.
Health Care Reform and Changes for Safety Net Providers in Los Angeles County
Health care reform means changes not only in health insurance coverage but also in the health care safety net. County health services and community clinics will be adapting to new realities and incentives. Learn how and why Los Angeles County is seeking to reshape the delivery systems, how community clinics are responding to change, and what opportunities there are for school health.
PowerPoint Presentation – Department of Health Services
PowerPoint Presentation – Community Clinic Association of LA County
Health Clinic Regulations: Important Updates for School-Based Providers
SBHCs must abide by a wide variety of state and federal regulations, and there are several recent changes that affect SBHCs. Learn about the following changes and their implications for maximizing reimbursement and avoiding liability: 1) the difference between intermittent sites and off-site services; 2) OSHPD building codes that will go into effect in 2014; and 3) opportunities to contract with private providers.
How To Approach Data Collection and Evaluation in SBHCs
Many SBHCs recognize the value of collecting data to document their services and demonstrate their impact but are not sure where to start, especially if they have very limited resources. Get an orientation to SBHC data collection and evaluation that will speak to both health and education audiences, including recommendations for what data to collect, options for data collection methods, and suggestions for additional resources and next steps.
Integrating Mental Health and Medical Services at Schools
Many students require both mental health and medical care, and their outcomes are better when those services are effectively integrated. Learn how to enhance collaboration between mental health and medical providers, create a seamless patient experience, and ensure that students’ diverse needs are addressed while avoiding frequent absences from school and long waiting lists for behavioral health appointments.
Making a Measurable Difference in Student Attendance
By addressing the root causes of chronic absenteeism, school health providers can have a concrete and measurable impact on student achievement and attendance-driven school funding. Find out how poor attendance impacts student success and what school health providers can do to reduce chronic absence.
Managing SBHCs: Key Leadership and Business Strategies
A strong leader manages people, services, and budgets. Strengthen your skills by learning human resource, practice management, and budgeting strategies from a professional who oversees six SBHCs. Get concrete examples and tools that you can use at your site.
Maximizing the SBHCs’ Role In a Full-Service Community School
A health center that is fully integrated into a school has a stronger impact on both student health and academic achievement. When that school is a full service community school, all the better. Learn how to work closely with administrators, teachers, students, and families to develop and deliver comprehensive, well-coordinated services that create opportunities for all of the students on your campus.
Nutrition Matters: The Psychology of Feeding Children and Youth
School health providers can prevent and address childhood obesity, picky eating, and stressful mealtime dynamics. Understand basic nutritional concepts and meal planning, explore the psychology of feeding children and adolescents, and learn how to approach and counsel patients on the issue of obesity.
Patient-Centered Medical Home: What Is It and How Do SBHCs Fit In?
The Affordable Care Act emphasizes patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) as a way to improve health care. Many health care providers are looking at ways to change their practice so they can be recognized as PCMHs. Learn how PCMH is defined, why providers want to be recognized, whether your SBHC can be a PCMH, and what opportunities the movement toward PCMH might create for school health.
Preserving Adolescent-Friendly Services In an SBHC That Serves the Whole Community
As more SBHCs open their doors to the wider community, it is important that they continue to provide adolescent-friendly, youth-driven services. Learn how to achieve the unique promise of the youth-centered SBHC model, even as you serve other age groups.
School Health Services Program Showcase
Chino Valley Unified School District: Community Collaboration and Comprehensive Services
CVUSD and its community partners have secured over $20 million to fund the Focus on Youth Collaborative, which, among other initiatives, provides comprehensive health and behavioral health services to children and adolescents, regardless of insurance status.
Chino Valley — Community Collaboration, Comprehensive Services
Clovis Unified School District: Improving Healthcare Access, School Attendance, and Academic Achievement
CUSD’s two SBHCs leverage unique funding streams to improve healthcare access, with a focus on keeping kids in the classroom, improving school attendance, and promoting long-term academic achievement.
Clovis Unified — Access, Attendance, Achievement Handout 1
Clovis Unified — Access, Attendance, Achievement Handout 2
Fit for the Future: A Partnership to Eliminate Childhood Obesity
Fit for the Future, an innovative collaboration between a PE teacher and an RN, provides nutrition education and comprehensive physical fitness instruction at every middle school in Tuolumne County–and is already showing results.
Fit For The Future Handout
Telling Your Story with KidsData.org
Kidsdata.org is a free, user-friendly website that provides critical information about the health and well-being of California’s children and adolescents — information that can be used to better demonstrate your community’s needs and successes related to school health.
Reproductive Health Program Showcase
Core Competencies for Adolescent Sexual Health Providers: Enhancing Your Practice and Improving Your Program
The Core Competencies for Adolescent Sexual Health Providers can be used to improve reproductive health outcomes by guiding selfassessment, performance evaluation, program implementation, inter-agency collaboration, and ongoing professional development.
Core Competencies for Sexual Health Providers — Handout 1
Core Competencies for Sexual Health Providers — Handout 2
Man Up! A Program Focused on Redefining Attitudes towards Reproductive Health
The Man Up! program successfully engages boys and young men in school health services by redefining male attitudes towards reproductive health, increasing awareness of services, and facilitating access to care.
Man Up! — Handout 1
A Screening Protocol to Identify Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth
In Alameda County, SBHC clinicians play a key role in identifying and supporting commercially sexually exploited youth and youth at risk for exploitation, the majority of whom attend public schools.
Screening Protocol to Identify Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth — Handout 1
Screening Protocol to Identify Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth — Handout 2
Screening Protocol to Identify Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth — Handout 3
Screening Protocol to Identify Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth — Handout 4