2021 CASBHC Annual Conference Presentations (Package 2)
School Based Health Center (SBHC) staff members provide primary care medical, behavioral health, and oral health services in the school setting. They address and treat a multitude of physical and mental health issues and provide care for an increasingly wide range of health issues. The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers (CASBHC) organizes an annual conference to improve the quality of services provided in SBHCs.
In partnership with the Weitzman Institute, CASBHC is making the recordings of the 2021 annual conference presentations available. The presentations cover a myriad of topics relevant to SBHCs from experts from within the field. This package includes the following presentations:
- Pediatric Obesity: Nutritional Perspective - Nataliya Korostensky, MS, RD, CDN
- School Gardens through SBHCs - Nicole Casbarro, APRN, FNP-c
Acknowledgement of Support
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:
- Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
- Connecticut Department of Public Health
- Community Health Center, Inc.
- Connecticut Children's
This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)
- Physician Assistants
- Medical Assistants
- Social Workers
- Registered Dental Hygienists
- School Nurses
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:
- Apply skills to meet the medical, behavioral, and oral health needs of children and adolescent that utilize SBHC services
- Collaborate with community providers to advance health equity and implement trauma-informed approaches within school settings
Nicole Casbarro, APRN, FNP-c is a family nurse practitioner who has worked in SBHC’s since 2016. She has a passion for pediatric care and is currently pursuing a DNP at UCONN where her focus is Food Insecurity, Food Justice and Childhood Obesity initiatives. In her current role at Community Health Center, Inc., Nicole is the medical lead for the Therapeutic Greenhouse program at three SBHC’s in CT.
Nataliya Korostensky, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a Master's degree in Human Nutrition. Ms. Korostensky currently works in the clinical nutrition field, with the majority of my experience being in transplant, GI/cardiac/hepatology/renal nutrition, nutrition support, and pediatric nutrition. She has worked as a transplant dietitian at YNHH since completing her internship three years ago, and loves working with the pediatric population. Nataliya has been interested in the intersection of food, nutrition and health for almost her entire life thanks to my diverse background and upbringing. She was born in Ukraine, and moved to U.S. just before starting kindergarten. Nataliya grew up with an acute awareness to the differences in food cultures (our preferences, our traditions, our values) and how these can impact our health beliefs. She approaches medical nutrition therapy with a patient centered approach with emphasis the social-cognitive aspect of health behaviors, and loves helping her patients and their families achieve better health through diet and lifestyle changes.
Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.
Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.
No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.
In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
By completing this activity you provide the Weitzman Institute permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).
- 1.75 AAPA Category I CMEThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.75 ACE/ASWBThrough Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
- 1.75 ACPEThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
- 1.75 ADA CERPThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
- 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
- 1.75 ANCCThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
- 1.75 APAThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
- 1.75 CDRThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
- 1.75 Participation Hour(s)