Proposal Deadline: Friday, November 17th, 2017
If you are selected to present a workshop, up to two presenters will receive a discounted conference registration rate. Additional presenters are welcome, but normal registration rates will apply. (Note that the presenter discount applies only to the main conference on May 18 and not to the pre-conference workshops on May 17, for which an additional registration fee will be charged.)
Thursday, May 17
- 9:30am – 12:30pm: Pre-conference workshops and lunch
- 2pm – 5pm: Legislative Advocacy Day
- 5pm – 6:30pm: Reception and poster presentations
Friday, May 18
- 9 am – 5 pm: Plenary, workshops, and exhibits
There will be 3 workshop sessions, each lasting 75 minutes, with approximately 6 concurrent workshops. Each workshop is expected to draw between 20 and 60 participants.
We are open to proposals on any school health topic but are particularly interested in the following:
Access to health services
Workshops that give attention to bringing health care directly to where students and families are and conducting active school-based outreach to connect students with care. Topics can include innovative outreach strategies, youth-friendly services and environments, and strategies to support students that have experienced major obstacles to health care associated with social and economic disadvantages and historical and contemporary injustices.
Prevention and population health
Workshops that strengthening prevention and population health by connecting clinical care with public health approaches. Topics can include group or classroom health education, school wide screenings and interventions (e.g., PBIS, restorative discipline, trauma-informed practices), creation of healthier environments, partnership models, or efforts to address the social determinants of health.
Intensive support for the highest need students
Workshops that give attention to supporting the highest need students manage chronic disease, address behavioral health issues, deal with crises, and access necessary resources and services. Topics include innovative programs or services for students with the highest needs, case management models, care team models, behavioral health programs, psychosocial case management for students with emotional, social or mental health issues, teacher trainings and consultations.
Academic achievement and school-based health initiatives
Workshops on improving academic achievement of students through school-based health initiatives, programs, and services to address absenteeism, school climate, classroom behavior, and performance. Topics can include: school and school-based health partnerships to improve academic achievement, school climate models, innovative practices, and/or data collection and sharing.
Integration into health care delivery system
Workshops on health care and delivery systems, such as new payment models, investment in population health, and coordination with other health care organizations. Topics can include how school-based health models have worked with health plans to fund school-based programs, coordinated patient care with other health care providers, sustainable funding for school mental health services, or implemented information sharing and data systems with other health organizations.
Other school-based health
Workshops on a variety of education and health topics, including: recent research in children’s health and learning, youth engagement and development, policy issues impacting health and schools, or strategies for integrating with education initiatives (common core, local control accountability plans, etc.).