Events & Training

The Alliance posts events, conferences, networking and training opportunities in school-based health care. Contact us at info@wasbha.org if you have an event to share here.

WEBINAR: Part II: Washington State Managed Care Organizations 101: An information session for school-based health centers (SBHCs)  

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 22, 2024 (12pm – 1:30pm)  

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Session Description
Washington State Department of Health and Washington School-Based Health Alliance are partnering to host a two-part series of informational sessions with Washington State Managed Care Organizations.

In the second session, program leaders representing Coordinated Care, UnitedHealthcare, and Wellpoint of Washington will provide insights on the benefits and nuances of their individual programs, including community engagement/outreach initiatives. Drawing on their understanding and experience with SBHCs, program leaders will discuss enrollment processes, helping patients understand their benefits, protecting confidentiality and confidential services, and technical assistance/training resources. Additionally, program leaders will share contacts and resources to help with inquiries beyond the information session’s purview.

Intended Audience: SBHC providers and staff, administrators and billers, health care access navigators /assistors, funders, and partner who support or are interested in supporting SBHCs

Presenters
Meagan McDonald, MSHC
Provider Network Manager
Coordinated Care of Washington

Mandy Lee, MSN, RN, CCM
Maternal Health Program Manager
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington

David Escame
Director of Marketing and Community Relations
Wellpoint Washington

Preston Cody
Provider Network Director
Wellpoint Washington Inc.

Tiffany Lloyd, MA/LPC
Director Clinical Leadership
Wellpoint Washington Inc.

Amanda Mayberry-Bieber, LICSW
Director Behavioral Health Services
Wellpoint Washington Inc.

Kristie Smothers
Director of Operations
Wellpoint Washington Inc.

Webinar: Telehealth Delivery of Trauma-Focused Behavioral Health Care for Children and Adolescents

May 17, 11-12 PM PST

The Behavioral Health Institute is pleased to continue to offer the TeleBehavioral Health Training series, now in partnership with the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center. Webinars are planned for every third Friday each month at 11 am – 12 pm (PT). TeleBehavioral Health 501 is a free twelve-part webinar series open to anyone providing services to individuals who live with mental health and substance use issues. This Zoom-based series takes place the third Friday of each month, January through December 2024, from 11 am – 12 pm (PT). You are invited to attend all webinars, but you will need to register for each webinar separately.

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Webinar: Understanding the Digital Divide and Practical Tips to Consider for Your Clinic

April 19, 11-12 PM PST

TeleBehavioral Health 501 is a free twelve-part webinar series open to anyone providing services to individuals who live with mental health and substance use issues. This Zoom-based series takes place the third Friday of each month, January through December 2024, from 11 am – 12 pm (PT). You are invited to attend all webinars, but you will need to register for each webinar separately.

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WEBINAR: Part I: Washington State Managed Care Organizations 101: An information session for school-based health centers (SBHCs)  

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (12pm – 1:15pm)  

REGISTER HERE 

SESSION DESCRIPTION

Washington State Department of Health and Washington School-Based Health Alliance are partnering to host a two-part series of informational sessions with Washington State Managed Care Organizations.  

In the first session, program leaders representing Molina Healthcare and Community Health Plan of Washington will provide insights on benefits and nuances of their individual programs, including community engagement/outreach initiative. Drawing on their understanding and experience with SBHCs, program leaders will discuss enrollment processes, helping patients understand their benefits, protecting confidentiality and confidential services, and technical assistance/training resources. Additionally, program leaders will share contacts and resources to help with inquiries beyond the information session’s purview. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE: SBHC providers and staff, administrators and billers, health care access navigators /assistors, funders, and partner who support or are interested in supporting SBHCs 

PRESENTERS:  

Daniel Smith,MSW 

Senior Regional Manager, Regional Systems Integration-K12/Housing 

Community Health Plan of Washington 

Audrey Silliman  

Director, Provider Relations  

Molina Healthcare  

Libby Hein, LMHC 

Director, Behavioral Health  

Molina Healthcare 

Martha Alexander 

Manager, Provider Relations  

Molina Healthcare  

Tory Gildred, LICSW, SUDP 

AVP, Behavioral Health  

Molina Healthcare 

WEBINAR: Educating and Empowering Youth and Families with HPV Vaccine Information 

WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 9am – 10:30am (PST) 

REGISTER HERE 

SESSION DESCRIPTION:  

Join the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State HPV Free Taskforce as they share knowledge and insights around Washington state’s HPV trends and vaccination data. The presenters will offer guidance and tips on how adolescent and school-based health providers can effectively communicate with diverse youth and families around HPV prevention, while also empowering youth and families with resources and knowledge to make informed decisions and be advocates in their health care. Moreover, the presenters will speak to their “HPV at Nine’ initiative and elaborate on how their efforts to educate and raise awareness extend to the community level. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  

Participants will be able to: 

  1. List the six types of cancer and other diseases that the HPV vaccine protects against.  
  2. Name at least three reasons why vaccinating for HPV at age nine is beneficial  
  3. Describe the three steps to the announcement approach 
  4. List at least one resource for HPV education  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  

School-based health center providers, adolescent health providers, and those serving adolescents/youth in schools, including school district staff (e.g., nurses, counselors, social workers, teachers) 

PRESENTER:  

Nicole Rhodes, CHES, B.S. Public Health. Health educator at the Washington State Department of Health focusing on adolescent and adult vaccine education. Nicole has been in this position for over two years and has been heavily involved in the implementation of Washington state’s ‘HPV at Nine’ initiative.  

Sherri Zorn, MD, FAAP Pediatrician, Consultant, Quality Improvement Coach affiliated with Washington HPV Free Task Force and the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Zorn has more than 25 years’ experience in general pediatric care with a focus on improving immunization practices and coverage rates at the local, state, and national level. Dr. Zorn has provided coaching to more than 40 clinics on how to increase HPV vaccination rates at age nine. She’s presented at several national immunization webinars and was a recent guest on the American Academy of Pediatrics “Pediatrics on Call Podcast” (episode 175) 

Carrie Jenner, MD, FAAP Pediatrician with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health for over 26 years, currently Pediatric Medical Director for Franciscan Medical Group. She is Co-Chair of the Pierce County Immunization Coalition, whose goal is to increase immunization rates for all Pierce County residents. She is also a planning committee member of the WA HPV Free Task Force.