Events & Training

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

Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12pm-1pm ET/9am-10am PT
Weitzman ECHO COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds presents a new opportunity in the push for broad immunity against the coronavirus. However, the challenges of getting this group vaccinated are more complicated than for adults.

Community Health Center, Inc. was recently featured in a New York Time’s article to discuss strategies for vaccinating adolescents, including speaking with parents, collaborating with schools, and setting up mobile vaccination sites.

Join this special one-time session as CHC discusses their approach on the most reassuring and expedient ways to reach youth and their parents.

Read the article:
To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches

Webinar this week: Resilience in School Environments (RISE)

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a webinar this week Thursday, May 13:

Resilience in School Environments (RISE)

Session description:  School-based health centers (SBHCs) have an important and recognized role in supporting the health and well-being of individual school staff and students.  SBHCs can also play an important role in creating a more comprehensive safe and supportive school climate.  Kaiser Permanente’s Resilience in School Environments (RISE) initiative provides a suite of easily accessible resources, at no cost, for school leadership, staff and the broader school community to address underlying factors and develop strategies and practices that foster positive school environments.  SBHC staff can access these resources, including a comprehensive approach for staff well-being, for SBHC use and for sharing with school partners.  Our presenter will walk participants through these resources online and facilitate conversation on these topics.

Presenter:  Jill Patnode, Thriving Schools Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente of WA
When:  Thursday, May 13, 1-2pm PST

Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBTQ+ Youth in SBHCs and Beyond

WA SBHA is pleased to host this week:

Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBTQ+ Youth in SBHCs and Beyond

Session description: Through anti-violence and mental health frameworks, learn how to create and sustain safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ youth in SBHCs and beyond.  We will dive into unique considerations for working with LGBTQ+ youth during the pandemic, we will unpack legacies of historical and institutional violence, and learn about what LGBTQ+ students need.


  • Brennon Ham, Ed.M. (pronouns: Brennon/they/she/he), Health Education Specialist/Trainer, Health Education Office, Seattle Public Schools
  • Breona Mendoza, M.A., LMHC (pronouns: she/her), Mental Health Counselor, Chief Sealth International High School, Teen Health Center, Neighborcare Health

When:  Wednesday, May 5, 4-6pm PST

For other upcoming SBHC webinars and training opportunities, read the blast sent to our email list today.  If you haven’t yet signed up for our email list, you can sign up here



National Safe School Reopening Summit Wed, March 24


Both President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona have made it clear that getting our students safely back into the classroom full time is a top priority in the first 100 days of this administration.  In order to accomplish this task, we must include school district leaders, educators, parents, and students in the conversation on best practices for resuming in class instruction.

On Wednesday, March 24, the U.S. Department of Education will host a National Safe School Reopening Summit.  This summit will allow education leaders, parents, and students to discuss this critical issue.  Bringing these stakeholders together offers an opportunity to connect people from around the nation and share thoughts on getting our students back into schools quickly and safely.

This fully virtual summit will start at 9am PST / 12 noon EDT and feature remarks from First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Cardona, and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rochelle Walensky.  During the summit, there will be panels of health experts, educators, and students on their various perspectives surrounding the reopening of schools.

You can register now using the following link:


2021 Spring and Summer Education Series for School-Based Health Care Professionals

Cross-posted from the national School-Based Health Alliance:

The School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with the Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute, presents the 2021 Spring and Summer Education Series for School-Based Health Care Professionals, starting March 16, 2021, and running through August 31, 2021. As the pandemic keeps us from our traditional convention, we will offer multiple sessions and workshops virtually over the next five months, allowing for increased participation and low-cost CE opportunities.

The Series addresses the field’s priority topics, building the sessions based on suggestions from the SBHC field. We will kick off the Series with two Listen and Learn Sessions, one on Immunizations and one on Mental Health. We will continue the educational Series through the spring and summer (see dates below.) The workshops will focus on mental health, telehealth, social determinants of health, equity, clinical practice, and advocacy.

Continuing education is made possible through the Weitzman Institute, the research, education, and innovation arm of the Community Health Center, Inc. The 2021 Spring and Summer Education Series will have up to 10 credits available.

For every session you attend and evaluate, you will receive a credit. If you attend all 10 sessions and complete your evaluations, you will get 10 credits. If you attend three sessions and complete your evaluations, you will receive three credits. If you do not need professional CEs, you may opt to receive a certificate of completion for the session(s) you attend and evaluate. The Series has a one-time fee of $50.00 for 1-10 CE or certificate of completion. There is no prorated rate for less than 10 sessions.

In support of improving patient care, this activity was planned and implemented by the School-Based Health Alliance and Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute and is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Additional CE credits are available for dentists, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.

2021 Spring and Summer Series Dates:

Session #1: March 16
Session #2: March 30
Session #3: April 7
Session #4: April 21
Session #5: May 5
Session #6: May 19
Session #7: June 16
Session #8: June 30
Session #9: July 21
Session #10: August 4

All sessions are 60 minutes from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

For Registration: