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A Note from the Executive Director
As June kicks off, we hope the school-based health care field is celebrating all of your good, hard work of the 2021-22 school year! We at NMASBHC want to thank you for your service to the children and families of our state during what has been another historically challenging year. Our efforts are now turning to how we can provide support over the summer as well as planning for the 2022-23 school year. Please read on for a few ways you can help us serve you best.

1) Are you planning to be open to children and families this summer? If so, please let us know by emailing wilma@nmasbhc.org.

2) We are busy planning the second annual ECHO for SBHCs. Thank you to all of you who participated in this last year's sessions, either as a presenter or participant. Please let us know what topics you would like addressed in this next year's curriculum, particularly around behavioral health by emailing nancy@nmasbhc.org.

3) NMASBHC is presenting on the school-based health care field to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee on July 12th. They want to know what your clinics are facing in terms of behavioral health needs. If you have stories, quotes or information that you'd like us to share with these elected officials, please email them to nancy@nmasbhc.org

Wishing all of you health and safety!

Nancy Rodriguez, nancy@nmasbhc.org

P.S. Last, but certainly not least, please join us in wishing our current Program Assistant, Irene Cantu, the very best as she leaves us to start medical school at UNM in July. Thank you for all of your contributions Irene! We can't wait to watch all the great things you do!
2022 NMASBHC Calendar
We hope you are enjoying your copy of the 2022 Calendar.

May/June features the Gadsden and Chaparral SBHC teams, sponsored by La Clinica de Familia.

Thank you for all the SBHCs who participated and submitted pictures!

If you have not received your calendar, please contact Wilma at wilma@nmasbhc.org
Project ECHO for SBHCs:
Thank you for your participation in the SBHC Community of Practice!
Sessions will resume in August.
NMASBHC is collaborating with UNM Project ECHO, OSAH and other partners to create an educational and professional development community of practice for SBHCs in New Mexico.

Sessions will resume in August. In the meantime, please feel free to visit the SBHC ECHO Padlet to see recordings of prior sessions, as well as resources for each session.

We are also seeking input for topics you would like to hear about for next year. Please share your input by completing this form.

We hope that the community of practice helped SBHC teams thrive during the transitions that the pandemic has necessitated. Continuing education available for free! Find flyers and more information on our website.
NMASBHC Youth Advisory Group
The Youth Health Advisory Group supports youth to advance health care access for their peers, share expertise on health-related topics and give important youth voice to the field of school-based health care. Participants will engage in activities and projects that can provide critical input to the development and delivery of services, and advocate for SBHC services across the state. 

If you have youth that might be interested, please encourage them to apply and complete the application as soon as possible. We have extended our application date. For any questions, visit our website or contact Wilma at wilma@nmasbhc.org.
SBHC Sponsor Corner
OP Plans due May 31st
The End of Year Operational Plans were due May 31st. Please make sure that yours is completed. If you need an extension on the deadline, please communicate with Kristin Oreskovich at Kristin.Oreskovich@state.nm.us
HSD/Medicaid Updates
NM Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiner Trainings - June
 Presumptive Eligibility Determiner training is set for June 15th from 8:30am to 4:30pm and June 16th from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

Please contact HSD at the email address below to register for upcoming training. Seating is limited and space is available on a first come, first served basis. After successful registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will include instructions on how to join the training on its scheduled date and time. If you have any questions regarding entities qualified to participate as PEDs, the PED certification process or for more information on training sessions being scheduled for future months, please e-mail HSD.PEDeterminers@state.nm.us 
or call 505-476-7151.
Planning a Youth Vaccination Event?
 Help is Available!
New Mexico's school-age immunization rates are lower than in past, thanks to the pandemic. NMDOH and the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations are working hard to support summer-time events to ensure children get back on schedule with required immunizations. If your clinic or organization wishes to plan a special immunization event, the MCOs are willing to help and can send out outreach teams in person. Please let NMASBHC know if you need that support, and we'll connect you to the appropriate staff at Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Presbyterian, and/or Western Sky Community Care.
Clinic Resources, Training Opportunities and Community Announcements
LARC Virtual Trainings

The LARC Mentoring Program continues to offer virtual training options.

Reproductive Health Asynchronous Trainings
Provide 1.0 CME each

These recorded webinars on Moodle address multiple reproductive health concerns each providing 1.0 CME each after creating an account with UNM HSC moodle and completing the required surveys.

Virtual IUD Practicums

If you or your team are interested in virtual IUD practicums, join us via zoom to receive hands-on, individualized training with 2.0 CME at no cost!

If you are from Albuquerque: Register at least one week ahead of time. We can set up a pick up or drop off for the materials! If you are in NM, outside Albuquerque: Register a month ahead. We can send you a box of everything you need with postage to send it back! Click to register.
Receive your materials and take the pre-survey! Let us know when you receive the materials via text or email! Join us via Zoom. Receive your one-on-one training with our clinical trainer. Take the immediate post-survey. Return the materials. We will set up another pick-up/drop off or you can send the box back with the postage provided! If you are an LMP site you get to keep everything for future practice. If you are interested in becoming a site email us!!! You will receive 2.0 CME in 2 weeks time! Take the post-survey 3 months later.
Got Shots!
The Annual “Got Shots” campaign is coming up from July 9th through August 31.

You are invited to participate as a Got Shots provider for your community.

Please join the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Primary Care Association and the New Mexico Immunization Coalition, along with managed care partners, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, and Western Sky Community Care, in making sure that all New Mexico children are immunized on time!

Please see the Got Shots letter for more information. Be sure to fill out the attached registration form and return by Friday, June 10.
Wildfire Smoke Safety - Creating a Clean Room at Home
Due to the wildfire impact on our NM communities, here are some important steps families can take to prepare and decrease the effects of smoke from wildfires and prescribed fires!

Preparing and taking action during fire season is especially important for the health of children, older adults, and people with heart or lung disease.

During a wildfire or prescribed fire, local officials may advise you to stay indoors as outdoor air quality becomes unhealthy from smoke. While sheltering, some of this smoke, a complex mixture of gases and fine particles, can enter your home and affect your indoor air quality.

Watch the EPA’s video, Wildfire Smoke and Indoor Air Quality: How to Create a Clean Room at Home, showing step-by-step how to create a clean room to reduce your family’s exposure to wildfire smoke while indoors.

You can find more information in the new Wildfire Smoke Factsheet, How to Create a Clean Room at Home or you can learn more about what you can do now to protect your family from wildfire smoke indoors.
Vision Scholarship Opportunity!
Disparities in access to, and use of, eye care among minority populations have been exacerbated during the pandemic because children have missed well-child visits, vision screenings were suspended when schools and child care centers closed, and fewer visited the eye doctor.

To increase access to eye care, the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is launching the Zenni Scholarship to Advance Children’s Vision in partnership with Zenni Eyewear. This new program supports vision screening and access to eye care for populations who are underserved across the U.S.

The program is available to individuals who serve children ages 3 years through high school who are considered at increased risk of having vision disorders and have poor access to vision screening and eye care.
To learn more information and apply, visit: Zenni Scholarship to Advance Children’s Vision - Prevent Blindness
TQA Pride 2022

NM GLSEN is hosting the TQA Pride: Youth + Educator LGBTQ+ Summit on June 16, 2022.

For more information, visit their website at https://www.glsennm.org/event-schedule
May Health Awareness Activities
June is Pride Month
LGBTQIA+ youth tend to face greater health disparities, may have difficulty accessing quality treatment, and are at risk for concerns such as suicide ideation homelessness, and other serious stressors
For resources on mental health care for LGBTQA+ patients or lesson plans/books on these topics, please see the following:

National Hunger Awareness Month
In New Mexico 14.2% of people deal with food insecurity, with 1 in 5 children facing hunger (third highest in the US according to Feeding America’s 2019 Map the Meal Gap Report)
Below are some resources to share or get involved:

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day
The NHTD theme for 2022 is “HIV Testing is Self-care.” The World Health Organization defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.”
Taking an HIV test is taking care of you. Knowing your status gives you powerful information to help stay healthy. There are more HIV testing options than ever before that are free, easy, fast and confidential. We also want to recognize partners for their vital services that make HIV testing simple, accessible, affordable, and routine.

Learn more about HIV testing options to share with your community so we can #StopHIVTogether
June 11th is Family Health and Fitness Day
Family Health and Fitness Day encourages families and individuals to use their local parks and recreation to stay healthy and active.

Community parks and recreation, green spaces and time outdoors are critical for creating healthy, active and sustainable communities. As we have witnessed throughout the pandemic, parks and recreation has played a critical role in supporting our mental and physical well-being, and Family Health & Fitness Day is a great opportunity to celebrate this!
Support NMASBHC this year!
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