Success at the 2022 School Summit on Student Engagement and Attendance!
On December 7, 2022, the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) co-hosted the annual School Summit on Student Engagement and Attendance (Summit) at the Live Well Advance.
This annual conference brings together several thousand Live Well San Diego partners and others to learn together and collaborate on common efforts.
The Summit began with a Superintendents’ Breakfast attended by 65 people in leadership from HHSA and school districts representing all regions of San Diego County (seen to the right).
Throughout the day, more than 500 attendees of the Live Well Advance participated in ten dynamic school-focused breakout sessions.
Click here to view a complete list of the 2022 School Summit Breakout Sessions.
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 Live Well 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.