Working with Schools: What Every Community Health Educator Should Know
Presented in partnership with American School Health Association
A must-attend workshop for the non-school health professional on what you need to know to work with schools - gain the tools to build a true and sustainable bridge for community programs with schools.
Half Day Workshop
1:00pm - 3:30pm
$55.00 Register by March 8, 2017!
Sharon Murray, MHSE, FASHA
Adrian Lyde, PhD, MCHES
Melissa Fahrenbruch, Med
William Potts-Datema, MS, MCHES, FASHA, FAAHE
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and the new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) framework present exciting new opportunities for improved collaboration between health and education professionals. When students receive the education and health interventions that they need, both academic performance and education al achievement levels improve. With 55 million students in the nation's 125,000 K-12 classrooms, schools represent a major component of community-wide efforts to promote life-long health, prevent health-risk behaviors, and address social determinants of health.
Yet, too many public health and health care professionals are unfamiliar with how schools operate, how to access relevant school data, key performance indicators, initiating partnerships, and communicating with key stakeholders. This workshop will provide valuable tips for health professionals on how to develop and navigate successful partnerships with schools, tools and resources to help guide school health efforts such as the CDC School Health Index, and minefields to avoid in with state and local education boards and schools to optimally improve each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.