It has been a busy week and there are a few additional updates for this week that may be both of interest to you and other school health staff in your community and time sensitive! Please forward! We hope to see as many of you as possible at the upcoming Regional Consultation meetings! Please stay dry and warm during the impending nor’-easter this weekend….and Go Sox!!
Thank you for all you do – every day!
Mary Ann and the entire School Health Services Team
“The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination.” — Maya Angelou, writer and civil rights activist
A REMINDER: CSHS RFR BIDDER CONFERENCES
First location: Monday October 29th 2018 Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM, UMASS Medical School, 55 N Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01655
Second location: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM, Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Webinar Information for Oct. 29th, 2018, from 1:00PM-3:00PM (No pre-registration required)
1-669-900-6833 or 1-646-876-9923
Enter Meeting ID: 217-915-377
Web Link: https://umassmed.zoom.us/j/217915377
Webinar Information for November 2nd, 2018, from 1:00PM-3:00PM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For system requirements click on link:
Please note: Pre-registration is required to attend the webinar ONLY scheduled for Friday, November 2nd.
SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER PROGRAM RFR
The School-Based Health Center Program RFR has been posted on COMMBUYS and can be accessed at: https://www.commbuys.com/bso/external/bidDetail.sdo?docId=BD-19-1031-BCHAP-BCH01-32508&external=true&parentUrl=bid. The deadline for responses is November 20, 2018 at 4:00pm. The deadline to submit questions regarding this RFR is November 13, 2018 at 4:00pm. Only written questions will be accepted and must be submitted following the instructions in the RFR. Direct them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Full-time models (i.e., the SBHC has a medical provider onsite to provide primary care services during all hours that school is in session)
- Onsite mental health service model type
- Equitable geographic distribution across the Commonwealth, which prioritizes:
- Schools with higher rates of low income students, student absenteeism, and dropout before graduation
- Communities with documented limited access to primary health care (access may be defined by geography, cultural and language capacity, provider shortage, or other widely accepted criteria)
- SBHCs located in East Boston, Fitchburg, or EOHHS Region 5 (SOUTHEAST).
RESEARCH STUDY OPPORTUNITY RELATED TO LST PROGRAM
National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA), the research firm for the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) program, is seeking middle schools that are interested in implementing an extension of the LST program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to prevent bullying and cyberbullying. We are looking for middle/junior high schools (Grades 6 and 7) to participate in the spring of 2019. Schools currently using LST are welcome to participate. Schools will receive online teacher trainings and program materials at no cost. Students must have access to computers in a classroom or computer lab setting in order to complete the program.
Please see below for a full description of the program and our study, including a breakdown of learning objectives by online module and classroom session.
Learn More If you are interested or have questions, please respond to this email or call Krishna Horrigan at 914-421-2525 ext. 221. We look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to share this opportunity with any other schools that may be interested in applying.
ENHANCING SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICIES TO PROTECT STUDENTS WITH ASTHMA
The American Lung Association has several new resources available to improve asthma management among school-aged children as a result of a five-year CDC-funded project. Join the American Lung Association and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation on Tuesday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. ET to learn strategies to enhance your school wellness policy to protect students with asthma. Improving the health and well-being of children living with asthma can reduce student absenteeism and improve health outcomes. Register today
GUIDELINES TO IMPROVE CARE OF CHILDREN WITH MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (MTBI)
Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also called concussion, affects millions of children each year. CDC’s Pediatric mTBI Guideline seeks to improve the care of this injury. Please join us for a webinar to provide an overview of the guidelines and to learn about low to no cost recommendations that your state can implement to assist in addressing mTBI.
Adobe Connects: https://ondieh.adobeconnect.com/mtbi/
Call in number: 1-855-644-0229
Conference ID 1330372
CDC: PREVENTING ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACES)
Get Strategies to Improve Health, Well-Being, and Opportunities for Children and Adults
CDC invites you to explore Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences, a new online training to help understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs.
ACEs affect children and families across all communities. They can have long-term effects on health, wellness, and life opportunities for adults. The good news is ACEs are preventable.
Develop knowledge and insights to prevent ACEs. Training topics include:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences, Brain Development, and Toxic Stress
- The ACE Study
- Prevalence and Consequences of ACEs
- Risk and Protective Factors for ACEs
- Essentials for Childhood: Assuring Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments
Learn more about how to create healthier lives for all children in this accredited training. Continuing Education Units are available.
- Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norms, and Programmatic Activities
- Technical Packages for Violence Prevention: Using Evidence-based Strategies in Your Violence Prevention Efforts
- About CDC-Kaiser ACE Study
- Infographic about Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Snapshot about Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Essentials for Childhood Framework
CDC UPDATED THEIR “VIRTUAL HEALTHY SCHOOL” WEBSITE!
REGIONAL CONSULTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:
|EOHHS Region||Name||Office Phone||Cell Phone|
|Metrowest||Jill Connolly||781-848-4000, ext. email@example.com|
Mary Ann Gapinski, MSN, RN, NCSN
Director of School Health Services/ School SBIRT Coordinator
MA Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street – 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
SBIRT information: www.masbirt.org/schools