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JULY 2014 Newsletter 

MASBHC'S New Website
We hope
 you will take a few minutes to explore MASBHC's new website. It contains all the same resources on school-based health in Maryland, but also features our newsletters, blog posts, and school-based health center success stories from across the state. If you have a success story from your SBHC that you would like to share, please email MASBHC Project Manager Sapna Hencinski at

State Reception at the School Based Health Alliance National Convention

On June 30th, MASBHC sponsored a reception for attendees from the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region at the 2014 School-Based Health Alliance National Convention in Seattle, Washington. Attendees were able to network and discuss projects within the region. Thank you to all attendees and thank you to representatives from the School-Based Health Alliance that were able to join us as well! 


MASBHC featured on Thriving Schools Blog

MASBHC's Hallways to Health site, Northwood High School, was featured on Kaiser Permanente's Thriving Schools Blog
The blog features Northwood High student, Eduardo, 
and discusses his quest 
for a healthier lifestyle. Special thanks to Kay Sophar, Nurse Practitioner at Northwood, who has been 
working with 
Eduardo and other students interested in living a healthier lifestyle and thank you to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services for supporting Northwood's SBHC. 

SAVE THE DATE: Office of the State Superintendent of Education/Action for Healthy Kids Teacher Wellness Symposium: August 11th and 12th

OSSE will partner with Action for Healthy Kids and other community-based organizations to host a FREE Teacher Wellness Symposium on August 11th and 12th, 2014. This two-day to be held in Washington, DC will consist of sessions to assist all teachers in incorporating health and wellness into their classrooms, serving as health and wellness role models for their students, and addressing their own health and wellness needs. The Symposium is open to teachers in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Lunch and snacks will be provided both days. Please complete this form to provide an email address where you can be reached over the summer and more information will be sent to you shortly.For more information, please contact Nancy Brenowitz Katz at 

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment 12th Annual Conference: September 19th 

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment will hold its 12th annual conference on September 19th, 2014. This year's conference will focus on healthy buildings, with an emphasis on school and medical office buildings. Participants will receive an overview of elements of a healthy building and will choose between two breakout tracks: Greening the Medical Office and Creating a Healthy School Building. Click here for conference agenda and registration information. 


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