Leading for Equity in School Health: Session 1
What is your purpose as a leader of equity in school health? What is your vision for health equity in your district?
This course is the first of four CSHS meetings that will discuss leading for equity in school health. In this course, learners will explore what it means to lead well and what it takes to achieve health equity. Through small and large group discussions, learners will reflect on their individual purpose/mission in providing equitable school health services. Learners will also examine their vision for a future where access to health resources is equitable for all students. Upon completion of this session, participants will be prepared to write their personal leadership purpose and vision and collaborate with their district teams to create a shared vision for health equity. Learners will also be prepared to begin collecting data and develop and/or refine their annual quality improvement projects plans.
This course aligns directly with the CSHS grant scope of services and annual DESE evaluation criteria. Learners will apply training and tools to meet CSHS grant requirements to assess and address health inequities due to institutional racism and socioeconomic disparities through their annual Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects. Work completed in this course (all four sessions) can be applied directly to meet CSHS grant requirements. Work completed can also be applied to meet DESE SMARTIE goal requirements.
CSHS grantees, and school health professionals interested in this learning.
Note: While programming for CSHS meetings is developed with the grantee scope of service and performance measures in mind, any school health professional may benefit from topics covered, and guiding principles for CQI projects described within the grant framework are applicable to any district or school.
After completing the training, participants will be able to:
- Design an Improvement Project that meets MDPH CSHS grant scope of service requirements.
- Clarify their purpose as a leader of equity in school health and create a vision of health equity in their districts.
- Share their progress and questions between sessions with school nurses in their region.
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Felicity Crawford, email@example.com
Felicity Crawford is a clinical associate professor of Special Education in the Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities Program. She brings the perspective of an experienced pre-K-12 educator who has worked for many years, and at every grade level, in racially and culturally diverse classroom settings. Prior to coming to Wheelock, Crawford served as project coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she successfully recruited, supervised, and taught several cohorts of master-level students seeking dual licensure in special and general education at the secondary level.
Joan Bragar, EdD
Dr. Joan Bragar is on the faculty at Boston University School of Public Health. With Management Sciences for Health, she designed the USAID Leadership Development Program (LDP) that has been delivered in health systems in more than seventy countries. The Global Center for Disease Control is using an adapted version of the LDP in Public Health Institutes around the world. She is the author of Leading for Results, Five Practices to Use in your Personal and Professional Life and Managers Who Lead, A Handbook for Improving Health Services.
SHIELD Program Manager: Lesly Zapata, BA
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing Contact Hours: 2.50 contact hours, of which 0 are eligible for pharmacology credit.
SHIELD is a DESE-approved provider for PDPs. PDP certificates are issued for programs/series lasting 10 or more hours on a topic. CNE certificates are also issued for eligible courses. Learners may use CNE certificates toward PDPs.
- 2.50 ANCC
- 2.50 Participation
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