School-Based Health Centers 101
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 9am – 11am
The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to be partnering with the national School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) to offer school-based health center (SBHC) nuts and bolts trainings in Washington during the 2022-2023 school year.
In this SBHC 101 interactive session, participants will learn about key components of school-based health centers (SBHCs). The facilitators will share national data to describe common school-based health center models, funding, and staffing, and provide the SBHC landscape and context for Washington state. We will discuss the seven core competencies for school-based health centers and explore examples of how SBHCs across the country implement the core competencies. We will invite participants to identify opportunities and strategies for prioritizing the core competencies as part of SBHC planning and improvement work.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe how SBHCs differ from other school health services
- Identify components of successful SBHCs
- Describe the core competencies for SBHCs and identify opportunities to incorporate them in their planning
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
School districts, schools, healthcare agencies and other community members/partners interested or involved in planning or starting up a SBHC, as well as those looking for a refresher on SBHC core competencies.
Tammy Alexander, MEd is the Vice President of State Relations at the School-Based Health Alliance. She has worked in the school-based health care field at the state and national level since 1993. She joined the School-Based Health Alliance in 2016. Her current work at SBHA includes state relations, policy, consulting, and oral health. Tammy has an undergraduate degree from Oregon State, and she completed her Masters in Education from the University of Virginia in 1979.
Paula Fields, MSN BSN, RN is the Vice President of Programs & Technical Assistance at the School-Based Health Alliance. She has worked in the school-based health care field for over 25 years. She joined the School-Based Health Alliance in 2016. Her current work at SBHA includes programs, the development of tools and resources, technical assistance and training, educational offerings, planning and implementing school-based health centers, and building school and community partnerships to work towards student success. Before coming to SBHA, Paula worked to create and staff the West Virginia School-Based Health Alliance. She also worked at the West Virginia Department of Education as the first state-level community school coordinator. She holds a Master’s degree in nursing education and administration, a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and an active Registered Nurse license.