Conference 2018: Session Descriptions

Back to conference home page

Keynote: Mission, Not Margin: Achieving a Single Standard of Equitable Healthcare
presenter: Steven Safyer, MD, President & CEO, Montefiore Medicine
NYSBHA is thrilled to have Dr. Safyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medicine  serve as our 2018 conference keynote. Under his leadership, Montefiore has expanded into a network consisting of 11 hospitals, more than 180 primary and specialty care clinics including 27 school-based health centers, the largest single-sponsored network of sbhcs in the nation. Recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2016 as one of the 50 most influential physician executives in healthcare, Safyer’s near four decade span of mission-driven, progressive leadership at Montefiore has resulted in unprecedented innovation, research and a drive toward a single standard of healthcare quality and access regardless of social or economic circumstances. Says Safyer:  “We offer comprehensive care that wraps around our communities and neighbors…we care for everyone who walks in our doors.”

 

Building Your Toolbox: Resources for Asthma Management
presenter: Liz D’Imperio, RRT, American Lung Association
Asthma affects 6.2 million school age children in U.S. causing 13.7 million missed school days. Poorly controlled asthma may impair a child’s ability to attend school, affect his or her academic performance, and care that supports student safety and success in the school setting. This presentation will provide an overview of current issues, challenges, and solutions in asthma management. Topic areas include medication delivery, delegation of care, and use of Asthma Action Plan (AAP). Current information on HFA inhalers, spacers and strategies for effective parent/guardian collaboration and communication. Real problems and real solutions will be shared that can be used to support best practices or implementation change in your school-based health center. You will leave with tips and hints from the experts to help you improve the health, safety and academic success of the students and their families you serve.

 

Cultural Competency for Clinicians Who Work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients – Conducting A Sexual History and Behavioral Risk Assessment (a CEI course)
presenter: Kyan Lynch, MD, MA, Center for Community Practice – University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Lynch will provide a session on culturally competent assessment while working with LGBT clients. Learning objectives include:
1. Describe the rationale for developing cultural competency for LGBT individuals in clinical care settings.
2. Define common sexual orientation and gender identity terms.
3. List 3 elements of conducting a sexual history and behavioral risk assessment for LGBT patients.
4. List 3 open-ended questions to ask about sexual, substance use, and health promotion behaviors.
5. Identify ways to enhance the cultural competency of colleagues and workplace settings.
6. Identify resources for more information about LGBT health standards, continuing education sources, and patient educational materials.
This course is approved for CE credit through the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. This presentation is: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

 

Advocacy Alert! A Brief Alliance History of Advocacy and Our Current Policy Priorities
presenter:  Shauneen McNally, Reid McNally & Savage LLC
In 1992, a dedicated group of healthcare advocates saw the need to create a grassroots organization in support of school-based health, and the New York State Coalition for School-Based Primary Care was established at the New York Academy of Medicine. A quarter of a century later, this organization, now known as the Alliance, has experienced a wealth of growth and change while weathering healthcare transformation and disruption, and remains quite active in its statewide advocacy. Alliance policy adviser and lobbyist Shauneen McNally of Reid, McNally & Savage will utilize her considerable experience working for the State legislature, Executive Branch and with numerous member associations, including the Alliance, to provide a brief history of the Alliance’s 26 year journey in advocacy and detail its current policy and advocacy priorities.

 

HPV Vaccine Hesitancy – Pitfalls and Practical Solutions
presenter:  Kerri LeBlanc, MD, Co-Director, Bassett School-Based Health Program
Dr. LeBlanc, co-director for the Bassett School Health Program, will use her extensive experience with vaccine refusal/hesitancy and draw from previous presentations she has provided to offer us a session outlining strategies to increase positive awareness of and increased rates for HPV vaccinations.  She will also discuss some of the issues she has faced in her practice in dealing with the non-vaxxer mentality for this conference presentation.

 

From Vision to Fruition: The Groundbreaking Inclusion of Mental Health Instruction in New York’s Schools 
The Alliance is pleased to include in this year’s conference a mini-summit on New York State’s new mental health education mandate, authored by the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) and the first law of its kind in the nation: Effective July 1st of this year, New York schools are required by law to provide instruction in mental health to all elementary, middle and high school students. A panel of health, education and mental health professionals, lead by John Richter, policy director for MHANYS, will detail the intent and expectations of this new legislation and discuss how a new training and resource center fits into the existing landscape of mental health services in schools, including school-based health centers.

 

The Mirror and The Magnifying Glass:  Reflecting on NYSBHA Survey Results and Exploring a Path Forward
presenters: Carlos Romero, MBA and Jamie Duvall, AAS, Apex Evaluation
Earlier this year, NYSBHA contracted with Apex, a national firm specializing in systems evaluation, to develop and implement a statewide survey of the field with the intention of examining and broadly sharing its results, something that has never been done before in the history of school-based health care in New York. Our goal was two-fold: to assess the current state of care – what we ‘look like’ and ‘how we’re doing’ – and to develop specific education and resources to promote excellence in practice based on its results. This session will involve (a) a review of the data and insights that emerged from the needs assessment conducted by Apex; and (b) a facilitated discussion of ideas and options to address the findings, including a more coordinated statewide evaluation strategy.

 

Oral Health Care & Silver Diamine Fluoride – Use, Research and Recommendations
presenters: Janet Bozzone, DMD, Open Door Family Medical Centers; Richard Niederman, DMD, College of Dentistry, New York University
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has issued an evidence-based guideline1 that recommends use of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to treat active dental caries in primary teeth in pediatric and special-needs patients. Research supports its efficacy and value based treatment, and more than 20 states, not yet including New York,  offer medicaid coverage for its use. In this session, Dr. Bozzone will draw from 25 years experience in community-based dental programs treating the underinsured and underserved populations to detail her experience using SDF as a treatment and to advocate for coverage; Dr. Niederman will offer his perspectives on the use of silver diamine fluoride, reviewing two major five-year studies in New York City and rural New Hampshire comparing silver diamine fluoride + fluoride varnish to traditional sealants.

NYSBHA has applied for CNE and CME credits for portions of this conference through the American Public Health Association