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Download the slide presentation that was offered at the Mindfulness workshop, November 4, 2016 at the Four Points Sheraton, Meriden, CT.  Click the title to access the presentation.

Community Preventive Services Task Force Report

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the implementation and maintenance of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in low-income communities to improve educational and health outcomes. 
 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the
implementation and maintenance of school-based health centers
(SBHCs) in low-income communities to improve educational and
health outcomes.
Facts about Health 
CASBHC Awarded 2-year Oral Health Advocacy Grant
The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers was awarded a two-year grant from the CT Health Foundation to continue building upon and strengthening the system of oral health advocates among school based health center staff, students, and parents to increase the number of dental programs in schools.

As the momentum for adopting alternative payment models develops and influences the reimbursement of Medicaid services, school-based health centers should be included in APM models.

Promoting health equity through education programs and policies, improving educational and health outcomes


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The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers is an advocacy and networking organization committed to increasing access to quality health care for all children and adolescents in Connecticut schools.

Connecticut’s school based health centers have been delivering comprehensive health care to students in schools for 30 years -- where they spend 25% of their day.  Today, there are more than 96 school based health centers in the state, and the number keeps growing each year.  The centers have become part of the essential system of care for children and adolescents, providing physical, mental health, and oral health services to over 44,000 students annually in 26 communities.
Mindfulness: Tools to Build Youth Resiliency 

After a wonderful presentation at the May 2016 CASBHC conference, Dr. Nanette Tummers came back to present a 3-hour workshop on Mindfulness:Tools to Build Youth Resiliency, on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Meriden, CT.  Dr. Tummers shared skills and activities to help students with stress management, cope with current pressures, and reduce future stress. 

What attendees said:
"Great presentation! Knowledgeable, humorous, used anecdotes, was animated, and enthusiastic. I would like to incorporate this statewide in grades K-12."

"The presenter kept our interest with a good powerpoint and lots of info.  I plan to incorporate mindfulness into all my group sessions."

"The speaker was awesome!  Informative and very engaging". 

"I have opportunities to use these techniques in a medical setting. Specific ideas -- she has so many great ones!!"

View the presentation slides here
SAVE THE DATE!
April 26, 2017 - SBHC Advocacy Day at the State Capitol
May 5, 2017 - CASBHC Statewide Conference at Heritage Hotel and Conference Center
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