New York School-Based Health Alliance 
Annual Conference 2017 

October 26th-27th
Courtyard Marriott/Excelsior Springs
Saratoga Springs, New York

Join us in beautiful Saratoga Springs for an evening of networking followed by a day of learning.

This year's event will offer additional sessions, inaugural awards, new board member installation, 

new exhibitors, salient education, a national keynote, contest posters, opportunities to see friends old and new and stunning autumn colors in quaint upstate New York.

*Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement*

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by APHA/PHN, an accredited approver
by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Thank you Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors!


             Asthma Control Program &
                                                      Asthma Quality Improvement Collaborative

*Please note that the reception, all sessions, meals and exhibits will take place in the 

Excelsior Springs banquet hall adjacent to the Courtyard*

Thursday October 26th

Board Vote Opens!  see candidates here

5:30pm - 6:30pm  Board Meeting

7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Networking Reception 

Join the Alliance Board of Directors, presenters and your peers for lively conversation, cocktails, seasonal hors d'oeuvres and a few awesome awards the evening before a full day of education. Winners of our contest asking "What did I do today to advocate for school based health care?" will be on display at the reception.


Friday October 27th

8:00am - 9:00am

Keynote Plenary Presentation by John Schlitt, President

School-Based Health Alliance

We are thrilled to have John Schlitt, president of the School-Based Health Alliance, the national advocacy and technical assistance organization dedicated to school health care, serve as our keynote this year. 


John will  provide an update on federal/national health care reform efforts and implications for SBHCs; describe initiatives at the Alliance, including the national SBHC census and performance measures dataset; and engage in discussion with New York SBHC providers and advocates about the challenges and opportunities for sustaining and growing the field.  About John

1.0 CNE hour

9:10am - 10:40am

Concurrent Session A1: Achieving High HPV Vaccination Coverage in SBHC Students 
In this session, Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, discusses the challenges and strategies the North Country Family Health Center's school-based health centers have achieved in providing timely, highly HPV coverage for both boys and girls and their program's remarkable and sustainable success. Presented at the competitive IDWeek 2016 conference last year in New Orleans, we are pleased to have Dr. Shaw, a vaccination advocate who specializes in infectious diseases, share these findings with us.
1.0 CNE hour

Concurrent Session A2: School-Based Health, Domestic Violence and ACEs
According to the CDC, Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity for children.  Studies demonstrate the resultant stress from a child's traumatic experiences has even been linked to lower life expectancies.  How can school-based health providers intervene? To address this growing issue, and in honor of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month,  Dr. Chris Kjolhede, Director for the Bassett School Health Program, and the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence will co-present a session on ACEs including what successful screening looks like and understanding the tools and resources available to providers in a school setting. 
1.5 CNE hours

10:50am - 12:20pm  

Concurrent Session B1: Innovative Practices in 
Mental Health 
From the University of Rochester, this session offers a presentation on Building Youth Resiliency to Adverse Childhood Experiences: Small Group Therapy in an Urban School-Based Health Center, a study focusing on the success weekly small group sessions following an adapted Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (A-DBT) curriculum for highest risk 7th grade students.  From Children's Aid Society, a presentation on the unique features of Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in an SBHC as part of a Community School.

1.5 CNE hours

Concurrent Session B2: Establishing and Growing Successful Dental Programs in Partnership with Schools and Community Stakeholders
In this session, presenters from the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone will detail the expansion of their dental services in Brooklyn through partnerships with school administrators and community stakeholders. Leveraging their dental residency program, the largest in the nation, as well as community partnerships, NYU Langone is able to address the needs of thousands medically underserved children, more than half of whom have never received dental services prior, through their dental clinics. The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and includes 37 school-based health centers and dental clinics.

1.5 CNE hours

12:30pm - 1:50pm  Luncheon with NYSBHA Update and Board Installation
Our conference luncheon will include an orgnaizational update and new board member installation along with a delicious seasonal meal in a relaxed atmosphere. It will also provide a chance to catch up with friends and conference attendees! 

2:00pm - 3:30pm  School-Based Medical Home Standards
We are thrilled to offer this session on 
School-Based Medical Home Recognition, a new national evaluation program, set to be released by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in November of this year. These school-based medical home (SBMH) standards, the first of their kind in the nation, were developed through a collaborative effort by the Montefiore School Health Program, the Primary Care Development Corporation and the New York School-Based Health Alliance. This presentation provides a history of their development, a discussion of which centers are eligible and a review of the standards themselves.
1.5 CNE hours

3:30pm - 4:00pm  NYS DOH Review & Update on IPRO 

Staff from the NYS Department of Health will provide a status update on IPRO visits to school-based health centers based on information gathered to date, followed by a Q&A session for participants.

.5 CNE hour

3:00pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Sweet Retreat Snack Station 
A sweet send-off for our participants!

 Presenter Bios

 Required Disclosures To Participants please read




Peer Health Exchange 

NYSDOH Asthma Control Program/Asthma Quality Improvement Collaborative (AQIC)

Writing Contest Winners' Submission Posters 

learn about our exhibits here

Event Registration Fees:

Member rate: $89
New member + Registration rate: $109 (join while registering for this conference at a reduced rate!)
Non-member rate: $119

Your registration fee includes the reception, all sessions, breakfast and the luncheon. Cancellation date is 10/20/17; no cancellations after this date, no-shows will be invoiced.

Getting to and Staying in Saratoga Springs

Plan to stay overnight on the 26th?  The Courtyard is offering a block rate to attendees. Make your reservation HERE or by calling 518-226-0538 and mention you are part of the NY School-Based Health Alliance group by 10/5 to receive this rate.

For those arriving by Amtrak in Saratoga on the 26th and departing on the 27th, a shuttle will be arranged between the hotel and the station.

About the Courtyard and Saratoga Springs

About Excelsior Springs meeting space

Questions? Contact us at or 518.694.3423

New York School-Based Health Alliance
P.O. Box 8324  Albany, NY 12208 

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