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Conference aims to increase school health

Advancing Equity in Education and Health Care

A statewide school health conference called Advancing Equity in Education and Health Care will be coming to San Diego from April 30 to May 1.

"Last year we had almost 500 people at the event – this year we hope to exceed that," wrote Serena Clayton, executive director of the California School-Based Health Alliance, which is organizing the conference.

The conference will be at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Prices range from $135-$225 depending on membership and whether tickets are purchased before Feb. 27.

The conference is important because healthy kids learn better, Clayton wrote.

"You can't concentrate in class when you have physical or emotional pain that is not being resolved," she wrote.

Health-care access at school helps all students and teachers, as well as the community, Clayton wrote.

"Attendance rates go up," she wrote. "School climate improves, and teachers are able to concentrate on what they do best: teaching."

The conference's workshops include topics like Leveraging Chronic Absence to Trigger Early Intervention and Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools. This year's theme is improving equity for children's education and health care, which is driven by a recent study that the majority of public school students in the U.S. are living at or below the poverty line.

"There are a growing number of school-based health centers in California, so this conference is a great opportunity to learn what that model looks like, how to start one, and how to incorporate what other school-based health centers are doing," Clayton wrote.

Attendees have many opportunities to broaden their skills and share strategies, Clayton wrote.

"You can expect to learn how to start and expand mental health services at school, manage and prevent asthma, get to the root causes of chronic absence, engage youth in health care," she wrote.

Workshops include
• Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools
• Addressing the Root Causes of Chronic Absence at School
• Conducting a Comprehensive School Health Services Needs Assessment
• Understanding Teen Sexual Health and Relationships: A Comprehensive High School Program
• Engaging Black Youth in Radical Healing: Social-Emotional Interventions at SBHCs
• School-Based Oral Health Centers: Partnering to Provide Integrative Care
• Using Private Insurance for Confidential Care: SB 138 and Minor Consent

All workshops and speakers
http://bit.ly/schoolhealth2015.

To register
https://www.schoolhealthcenters.org/about-us/conference/2015-conference/register/

More information
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