MARCH 2016

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Maryland Adolescent Health Collaborative
Application Now Open

Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care (MASBHC), in partnership with the Amerigroup Foundation, is proud to announce the launch of the Maryland Adolescent Health Collaborative (MAHC). This initiative will offer school based health centers and sponsoring agencies the opportunity to research, pilot and reflect on a best practice program or intervention in one of the following areas: a
dolescent health care delivery; healthy, active lifestyles; diabetes and asthma management; and social and emotional wellness.

MAHC is designed to strengthen the capacity of SBHC staff and their partners to achieve greater health and wellness outcomes for the youth at their school. Each SBHC team will have an opportunity to select a health and wellness program to address one of the aforementioned areas. The program pilot must reach a minimum of 100 high school youth over a six month period. As teams explore best practices and select a program to pilot, they will set a measurable, quantitative target for the selected area. The collaborative will provide financial incentives to participating teams, funds that can be used toward staff time and/or program supplies and materials.

MASBHC Annual Conference
Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for MASBHC's Annual Conference. 
MASBHC's 2016 Annual Conference, Building Healthy Minds and Bodies: Best Practices in School-Based Health will be held on Thursday May 19th, 2016 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute.

We are honored to welcome Dr. MarceĆ© J. White as our Keynote Speaker. MarceĆ© White, MD, is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and the Medical Director of the school-based wellness centers in Prince George's County, MD. She is also the medical director of Children's National's Mobile Health Program, Children's Health Project of DC and the Children's Health Center at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).  Dr. White is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University and the Assistant Director of the Community Health Track for Children's Nationals' Pediatric Residency Training Program.

National School-Based Health Care Convention and Rally
Returns to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

The School-Based Health Alliance's 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention and Rally will be held in Arlington, Virginia, June 26 - 29, 2016. 

Action for Healthy Kids Grants
School Breakfast and Game On Grant Applications Now Open 

Action F or Healthy Kids (AFHK) is accepting applications for their School Breakfast and their Game On grants. AFHK has provided over $6.6 million in grants to schools since 2009. 

School Breakfast Grants will allow schools to pilot or expand their school breakfast programs. For more information on the potential impact AFHK's School Breakfast Grants click here

Action for Healthy Kids will award 500 schools with Game On grants for physical activity and nutrition initiatives that support schools in becoming nationally recognized as a health-promoting school. Grants range from $500 to $2,500. For more information on the impact of Game On click here

Click here for information on applying for AFHK's School Breakfast and Game On Grants.