Crossposted from the Washington School-Based Health Alliance
EVENT: Nuts & Bolts of SBHC Sustainability: Strong Partnerships & Sound Business Model
WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 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 identify the key elements of sustainability for school-based health centers. They will identify strategies for developing new partnerships and strengthening existing partnerships. Facilitators will offer a brief overview of key considerations for business planning. By the end of the session, participants will describe actionable next steps for improving the sustainability of their SBHC.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe how strong partnerships and sound business practices contribute to SBHC sustainability
- Identify action steps to improve the sustainability of their SBHC through stronger partnerships and a more robust business model
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
School districts, schools, healthcare agencies and other community members/partners interested or involved in planning or starting up a SBHC, as well as more experienced SBHCs and school partners looking for a refresher.
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.
Paula Fields, MSN BSN, RN is the Vice President of Programs & Technical Assistance at the School-Based Health Alliance. She has worked in the school-based health care field for over 25 years. She joined the School-Based Health Alliance in 2016. Her current work at SBHA includes programs, the development of tools and resources, technical assistance and training, educational offerings, planning and implementing school-based health centers, and building school and community partnerships to work towards student success. Before coming to SBHA, Paula worked to create and staff the West Virginia School-Based Health Alliance. She also worked at the West Virginia Department of Education as the first state-level community school coordinator. She holds a Master’s degree in nursing education and administration, a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and an active Registered Nurse license.