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SBHC Coffee Connections event this Friday, December 10

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

As a reminder, this school year we are 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 look forward to having you join us this Friday, December 10. Please feel free to invite your SBHC colleagues who may have missed the original invite.  

Prompt for this Coffee Connection, meant simply to get the conversation started in small groups:  While we’ve recently seen approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 and booster shots becoming more widely available for adults, new concerns have arisen about the Omicron variant.  How are you personally living with / adapting to the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic?  

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

REGISTER HERE

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.

Presenters:

  • 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

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tlFEqVUcRVe8btJist3Qag

Webinar tomorrow, October 13: Planning for the Child (ages 5-11) Vaccine Rollout: Equitable Approaches and Best Practices

The national School-Based Health Alliance and partners are hosting a webinar tomorrow,  Wednesday, October 13:

Topic: 

Planning for the Child (ages 5-11) Vaccine Rollout: Equitable Approaches and Best Practices.  Read more.

Presenters:

  • Lisa F. Waddell, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, CDC Foundation
  • Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer, CDC Foundation
  • Venus Ginés, MAP/CHWI, President/Founder, Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc.
  • Robert Boyd, President/CEO, School-Based Health Alliance
  • Mark Del Monte, CEO/Executive Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Tene Franklin, MPH, VP of Health Equity and Stakeholder Engagement, Health Leads

Date and Time:  Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021, Noon PT

Registration: https://healthleadsusa-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hc6EWi_WQHy7P8wlagsWYA

SBHC Coffee Connections

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.  

Our first Coffee Connections event will be at 9am on Friday, October 8.  Please register HERE

We look forward to having you join us!  Please feel free to invite any staff who may have missed the original invite.