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 Nov 10: How can school-based health care support equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine for students and families?

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to host an upcoming webinar:

TOPIC:  How can school-based health care support equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine for students and families?

TIME:  Wednesday, November 10, 3-4pm


With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, join us for a conversation about how school-based health care providers and staff can help support equitable access to the vaccine for children, youth and families.

Passia Abraham, Equity & Social Justice Strategist at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), will begin the discussion with DOH’s pro-equity strategies to ensure equitable vaccine access for youth and families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and ways to leverage partnerships with community-based organizations that are successfully engaging families in vaccine conversations.

Becky Reitzes, Program Manager for King County’s COVID-19 Speakers’ Bureau, will provide context for understanding vaccine hesitancy through a framework of historical and current trauma and social justice/injustices; approaches for talking with students and their families about their vaccine ambivalence, hesitancy and /or distrust; and practical strategies for engaging students to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence.

There will be time for conversation and Q&A, and additional resources will be provided. Please join us!

Webinar Nov 16: Anchored In Our Roots: A Wellness Series for BIPOC School Mental Health Providers

Cross-posted from the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network:

Are you a BIPOC school mental health provider? Do you have BIPOC colleagues working in school mental health? Please join the authors of Anchored in Our Roots, live on November 16, 2021, in an inclusive and safe space to learn about the realities of what BIPOC school mental health providers are experiencing today. We will touch base on the healing practices needed to maintain holistic balance and the beauty that comes from being reacquainted with our traditional ancestral healing practices.

For more information and to register for the November 16 event:

December SBHC Coffee Connection

We will be having our next SBHC Coffee Connections event at 9am on Friday, December 10.  Please register HERE

As a reminder, this school year we will be hosting regular Coffee Connections events for Washington school-based health centers (SBHCs). This series provides an informal platform for you to connect with SBHC colleagues working across Washington state. Each session will have a guiding topic and some prompts for small group discussion. Mainly though these events will be a time for collective learning, sharing, and networking.  We held our first SBHC Coffee Connections event on October 8. 

We look forward to having you join us for this next event on December 10. Please feel free to invite your SBHC colleagues who may have missed the original invite.  

Webinar November 2: Youth, Schools & COVID-19 in Washington

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to host an upcoming webinar:

TOPIC:  Youth, Schools & COVID-19 in Washington

TIME:  Tuesday, November 2, 3-4pm


Join us for a conversation about Youth, Schools & COVID-19 in Washington.  The school year is well underway, more students are back in their school buildings, and we continue to adapt daily to the challenging and changing environment with COVID-19.

This webinar is open to all, geared particularly to school health and school-based health center providers and staff, community providers, and other partners invested in student health in Washington.

Dr. Bob Lutz, COVID-19 Medical Advisor with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), will share the latest information on state trends with COVID-19 among children and youth, what we know about transmission in schools, and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for children under 12.

Annie Hetzel, School Health Services Consultant at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OPSI), will provide context on the roles, priorities and capacity of school nurses in Washington this school year.

A panel of school-based health center (SBHC) and school health professionals will share their experience, successes and challenges in collaborating to serve students within their schools this fall.

There will be time for Q&A. Please join us!

Webinar October 26: Achieving Health Equity through School-Based Health Care

The national School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with the Colgate Foundation, is hosting a webinar on October 26:

Topic:  Achieving Health Equity through School-Based Health Care.  Read more.

Date:  Tuesday, October 26, 11am-Noon PT.


  • Pedro Noguera, PhD, Dean, Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • José Muñoz, Director, Coalition for Community Schools, Vice President for Equity and Impact, and interim Director, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC
  • April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP, Vice President and Director of the Weitzman Institute, Middletown, CT
  • Gillian Barclay, DDS, MPH, DrPH, Vice President, Global Public Health and Scientific Affairs at Colgate Palmolive, New York, NY

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