Crossposted from the Washington State School-Based Health Alliance
EVENT: Helping SBHC Data Help You
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 9:00am – 11:00am
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.
During this interactive session, participants will learn about how quality improvement practices can improve the quality and sustainability of their SBHC. Facilitators will describe the theory and practice of quality improvement and discuss its application in the SBHC setting. Participants will learn about the National Performance Measures for SBHCs and identify opportunities to implement consistent data tracking processes in their SBHCs. They will be invited to share their successes related to quality improvement and data collection.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe how high-quality practice contributes to SBHC sustainability
- Describe the theory and practice of quality improvement using the Model for Improvement
- Explain the value of tracking frequent data over time
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
New and more experienced SBHCs wanting to advance their quality improvement practices.
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.
Katherine Cushing, MPH is the Senior Program Manager of Quality, Research, and Evaluation at the School-Based Health Alliance. She joined the School-Based Health Alliance in 2019. Katherine manages the School-Based Health Alliance’s work in Quality, Research, and Evaluation, including the National Quality Initiative’s Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN). Before joining SBHA, her work focused on maternal and adolescent reproductive health research. She became interested in school-based health care while serving in Title I schools with the AmeriCorps program City Year. Katherine holds a Master of Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.