Events & Training

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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)  



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 


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) 



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. 


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  


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) 


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. 

AAP Hallways to (Mental)Health ECHO: Integrating Mental and Behavioral Health Care in School Settings

Start Date: April 8, 2024
2nd & 4th Mondays through June
2pm CT/ 3pm ET/1pm MT/12pm PT

School-based health centers play a vital role in student well-being. This program offers a case-based learning collaborative to improve staff’s ability to integrate mental and behavioral health care into primary care. It focuses on building knowledge, confidence, and skills to address these needs in school settings. Participants will also learn how to leverage local Pediatric Mental Health Care Access programs to increase access and promote overall health development and resilience and other skills.

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WEBINAR – April 24, 2024: An Efficient and Effective Approach for Assessing, Engaging & Triaging in School Mental Health

WEBINAR: An Efficient and Effective Approach for Assessing, Engaging & Triaging in School Mental Health 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 9:00 – 10:30am PST 


This session will provide a brief overview of the challenges and opportunities provided in delivering school-based mental health. In efforts to leverage those opportunities, the presenter will teach useful approaches and evidenced-based strategies for assessing, engaging, and triaging mental health services in schools. This will include education on standardized assessments, a brief functional assessment, and a top problems assessment; teaching an initial skill for getting started, and, if treated in school, the importance of identifying a treatment target and monitoring progress.   


Participants will be able to: 

  1. Review the importance of school-based mental health services. 
  2. Learn an approach for assessing, engaging, and triaging in school. 
  3. Learn how to administer and provide feedback using standardized assessments.  
  4. Learn how to create a top problems list following a brief informal assessment. 
  5. Review the importance of identifying treatment targets/goals and monitoring progress. 

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


Kristy Ludwig, PhD., EdM., LCP. Dr. Ludwig is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She is affiliated with the SMART Center at the University of Washington where her work has focused on school-based mental health research and training.  She provides clinical consultation and training for school-based mental health providers across the country and Canada. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Ludwig was a high school teacher and school counselor in the Boston Public Schools.