This year’s School Summit featured the following informative sessions, led by an engaging group of speakers. Click image below for a link to the session recordings, available on the conference platform and the Live Well San Diego YouTube channel.
Wednesday, November 17
Thursday, November 18
A prime example of a partnership to promote healthy schools is the collaboration between the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) that began in 2016 with the Annual Summit on Student Engagement and Attendance. In 2017 and 2018, HHSA co-hosted the Summit with SDCOE at a larger venue and coordinated a Wellness Provider Fair and breakout sessions.
Beginning in 2019, the co-hosted Summit joined the successful
Advance , an annual
celebration of the progress and partners of Live Well San Diego. HHSA and SDCOE have collaborated each
year to provide a Schools Track for
the Advance. More than 250 attendees participated in
school-focused sessions to learn about County and community
resources, and district best practices to address many of the root
causes of absenteeism, including behavioral health, poverty and food
insecurity, housing instability, student safety, alcohol, tobacco
and other drug use, and student engagement.
HHSA and SDCOE continue to collaborate to support healthy school environments and provide resources to schools and districts. This growing partnership has already proved of great value in aligning priorities and strengthening ties between SDCOE, schools, HHSA, and community programs and services.