October 2018 Newsletter
A Note from the Executive Director
October is National Bullying Prevention month. I think we are all ready for a new era of civility and care for our children and for each other. NMASBHC wants you to have tools to bring this about for the young people you know, whether they are patients in your clinic, neighbors, or your own children. Read on for more resources, including details about bullying prevention. And, if you have time, watch Josh Shipp’s video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNvQVxQuZpI. You may have seen Mr. Shipp at the 2018 Head to Toe conference; even if you didn’t, I know his message will resonate. He echoes the research done at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University ( https://developingchild.harvard.edu/), which tells us that, “Every child who winds up doing well has had at least ONE stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult.” We have a copy of Mr. Shipp’s book for the first interested individual who emails me after reading this newsletter. The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans, is yours for the taking. Special congratulations to Rudy Blea and Shawn Blaisdell for winning last month’s book. As always, thank you for all you do for the children of our state, and, in Mr. Shipp’s words, don’t forget that for children, “the difference between a statistic and a success story is YOU!”

In gratitude,

Nancy Rodriguez

Directory Update Amazon Gift Card Winners!
The deadline to receive a $30 gift card and the chance to win one of two Amazon gift cards has passed. Many thanks to the majority of you who have already submitted!

Our winners this year for the $100 Amazon gift cards are:

  1. Silver High SBHC
  2. Santa Teresa High SBHC
Extension and Opportunity for $15 Gift Card
If you weren't able to complete the Directory Update and Needs Assessment by the original deadline, we are providing an extension through October 15, 2018. We will offer a $15 gift card to each SBHC who completes the Directory Update and Needs Assessment by October 15, 2018. We would really appreciate your participation to make this year's online and print directory as accurate as can be and help us continue to support the field in the best ways possible.

If you need a paper version of the survey please download it here and send completed form to kimstanek.nmasbhc@gmail.com.
2019 SBHC Photo Calendar Contest!
New Website Launching!
NMASBHC is excited to announce that we will be launching a new website this fall! We hope this overhaul will make it easier to access resources, request support, and understand the reach and impact SBHCs have across our state. Stay tuned for our official announcement when the new website goes live! Thank you to our funders, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico and New Mexico Department of Health, for making this transformation possible.
SBHC Updates
SBHA Prescription Savings Card:
It’s Flu Shot Season!
The School-Based Health Alliance has partnered with United Networks of America to offer a FREE prescription drug card to school-based health care patients and families. This card can be used at more than 68,000 national and regional pharmacies as a primary plan and/or it can be used on prescriptions not covered by an individual’s insurance plan.
To take advantage of this great program and print out discount prescription drug cards for your SBHC patients visit http://www.sbh4all.org/resources/rxcard/ and follow the instructions on the page.
SBHA Seeks Participants for National Project on Improving Female Patient Experience in SBHCs
Is your SBHC interested in facilitating more open and honest conversations about sensitive topics during female well-care visits? Do you want to improve your HPV vaccination rate? If your SBHC provides the HPV vaccine, and you answered yes to these questions, apply today for the Enhancing the Young Adolescent Female Well-Care Visit project.

Ten school-based health centers will be selected and receive $1,000 to pilot-test and validate the “Thinking About Good Health” young adolescent female Well-Care Visit tools and focus on improving HPV vaccination rates.

Applications are due October 12, 2018.
The School-Based Health Alliance seeks presenters for the 2019 National School-Based Health Care Convention and Rally in Washington, DC.
SBHA is looking for bold and innovative ideas in a variety of school-health topics: primary care clinical skills; accountability and quality improvement; population health and education outcomes; business and systems; oral health; systematically targeted groups; advocacy and policy; and youth development.

They are also excited to announce a new category: Everybody Has a Role. Abstracts in this category will explore how we all work together in our individual roles towards students’ health—bus drivers, school principals, teachers, health providers, front desk staff. They encourage abstracts that address essential skills such as de-escalating, motivational interviewing, staff self-care; and strategic communication.

Share your experience, evidence-based practices, resources, and tools with your colleagues from the school-based health care field. The call for abstracts closes on November 6, 2018.
OSAH Updates
YRRS Road Show
You are invited to an upcoming series of school/community meetings to discuss state and county results of the 2017 New Mexico Middle School and High School New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Surveys (NM-YRRS). Participants will receive data from their county and will learn how to access additional county, state and national data for the health topics most important to them.
These meetings are designed for anyone interested in the health of students in New Mexico, including school staff, students, health professionals and community members.

Presentations will be held in the following communities:

  • Taos
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Alamos
  • Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe
  • Gallup
  • Farmington
  • Roswell
  • Las Cruces
  • Silver City
  • Rio Rancho
  • Santa Rosa
  • Clovis

See flyer below for more details. Please note that they request you register for the presentations in advance. To register (and to request a copy of the county reports you are most interested in), please visit: www.youthrisk.org.
HSD/Medicaid Updates
Behavioral Health Workforce Summit: October 25, 2018
The Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research is putting on their now annual workforce summit in Albuquerque on October 25th. This opportunity, which now includes a youth track, includes 3 CEs/CEUs. Please check out the flyer for more details, including instructions for registering.
Cultural Fluency for Working with Sex and Gender Minority Persons
The Behavioral Health Services Division of the Human Services Department is offering a series of trainings from now through April (with 3 in October) for behavioral health providers. The training is focused on increasing access and quality of care for the LGBT community. Please check out the flyer for more details, including instructions for registering.
Clinic Resources, Training Opportunities, and Community Announcements
National Bullying Prevention Month
Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.

When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. 

Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

For more information on how to prevent bullying at your school visit https://www.stopbullying.gov/.
New Mexico Crisis and Access Line and
Peer to Peer Warmline
Share this resource with the kids you work with and serve. The lines can be used for any kind of emotional crisis, mental health or substance use concern. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer to Peer Warmline. To download free posters for your clinic  click here.
New LGBTQ+ Opportunity for Clinics
Fierce Pride New Mexico is the state’s LGBTQ Health Advocacy Organization, and NMASBHC encourages you to check out the many great resources they offer:  www.fiercepride.org/. One of the newest is Bright Spaces, Welcome Places, which involves creating a directory of mental and behavioral health agencies that have LGBTQ+ affirming policies. Agencies that adopt two or more recommended policies will be included in the directory. Community members looking for mental health services can use this list to find a provider. Agencies included in the directory will receive a framed art print for their agency (see image above). It was inspired by themes from the LGBTQ+ youth community conversation and designed by Havens Aragon. By displaying art by and for LGBTQ+ youth, agencies make their physical environments more welcoming and supportive of LGBTQ+ youth. If your agency has a commitment to LGBTQ+ health and inclusion, contact Alex Ross-Reed to learn more and become a champion in Bright Spaces, Welcome Places at www.fiercepride.org/contact
Flu Season - Get Your Patients Vaccinated

Patients have numerous reasons for not wanting an influenza vaccination. To help them overcome their reluctance, Colleen Fogarty, MD, uses the “ask-tell-ask” technique:
1. Ask. Greet the patient, confirm the patient’s decision not to get a flu shot based on the nurse’s rooming notes, and then ask the patient for more information on why he or she does not want one, listening carefully to the patient’s response.

2. Tell. With the patient’s permission, briefly provide information specific to the patient’s belief or fear. For example, if the patient is worried about getting sick from the flu shot because a family member once developed a cough shortly after getting a flu shot, explain that the flu vaccine is made of killed virus, not live, and cannot make the patient sick. Carefully watch for nonverbal cues of understanding, doubt, or other reactions.

3. Ask. After discussing the information, ask what the patient now thinks about getting a flu shot. Some patients may change their mind and want one, while others will continue to say “no.” Provide a clear medical recommendation for the vaccine, but respect the patient’s autonomy to choose. Invite patients who remain reluctant to let you know if they ever change their mind or want additional information, leaving the door open for conversation in the future.

Sexual and Gender Diversity Health Summit
This one-day summit brings together many people working to improve the health and well-being of sexual and gender diverse people (aka LGBTQ+ folks). CEU's available.
When:  Saturday, October 20th from 9am to 1pm
Where: Domenici Auditorium, UNM North Campus, Albuquerque.
What:  Updates on SGM health in NM
Cost:   FREE!
The event is free but please sign up to help with planning. 
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