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MASBHC Call for Proposals
Abstract Submissions Due This Week! 

Call For Proposals 
Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care 
12th Annual Conference
The Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care is seeking experts to present at our 12th Annual Conference,  Building Linkages for Healthier Students . MASBHC's Annual Conference will take place at The Meeting House in Columbia, Maryland on Thursday May 18th, 2017. We are looking for presentations that will reflect new research and innovation, as well as updates in policy implications for school based health care. This is the last week to submit your abstract!

Wicomico County celebrates the opening of a new school based wellness center!

Pictured (left to right): Margo Handy, Wicomico County Public Schools; Eugene Malone, Jr., Wicomico County Board of Education; Dr. Donna Hanlin, Wicomico County Public Schools; Donald Fitzgerald, Wicomico County Board of Education; LyKeisha Jones, WCHD; Mark Luckner, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission; State Sen. Jim Mathias; State Del. Carl Anderton; Jr., State Del. Charles Otto; State Del. Mary Beth Carozza; Tracey Age, WCHD; Shannon Palmer, WCHD; Lisa Anderson, WCHD; State Sen. Addie Eckardt; Lori Brewster, Health Officer; Bob Culver, Wicomico County Executive.

The Wicomico County Health Department and Wicomico County Public Schools celebrated earlier this month the opening of a new school based wellness center (SBWC) in Wicomico High School.  The SBWC opened its doors on November 9 to students and staff of the high school and represents the second SBWC program in Wicomico County.  The SBWC will be staffed by a Nurse Practitioner, a Licensed Social Worker and a Registered Nurse and will provide access to primary care and mental health services. The SBWC is supported with a three-year grant from the CHRC, which also leveraged an additional grant (private) from the Donnie Williams foundation.

The CHRC has awarded 14 grants totaling $3.2 million to support school based health centers in 10 jurisdictions in the state. To date, these programs have served more than 13,000 Maryland children.
Promoting Oral Health in Schools
Oral Health Resource Guide
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is pleased to announce the release of  Promoting Oral Health in Schools: A Resource Guide.

Promoting healthy behaviors among students is an important part of the fundamental mission of schools. To assist in this effort, OHRC produced Promoting Oral Health in Schools: A Resource Guide (3rd ed.) to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, and others promote oral health and prevent oral disease in school-age children and adolescents. The resource guide is divided into two sections. The first section describes materials, such as brochures, fact sheets, guidelines, curricula, and reports. The second section lists federal agencies and national professional associations, coalitions, and resource centers that may serve as resources. Your state and local departments of health and state and local oral-health-related associations, coalitions, and societies are additional sources of information.