2012 ASHA Conference
Making Connections: The People, Passion and Promise of School Health
86th Annual American School Health Conference
October 10 - 13, 2012
Crowne Plaza Riverwalk San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Call for Papers/Proposals
2012 ASHA Call for Papers/Proposals
Frequently Asked Questions for Presenters
Held each year in a different region of the United States, the American School Health Association conference attracts between 600 and 800 influential professionals who are committed to improving students’ health. Since ASHA is a multidisciplinary organization that promotes coordinated school health, conference attendees represent a broad range of professions.
Our attendees’ professions vary from CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health, Family and Consumer Studies Teachers, Government and State Departments of Education and Health, Health Educators, Nonprofit Organizations, Nutritionists, Pediatricians, Physical Education Professionals, Safe and Drug-free Coordinators, School Administrators, School Counselors/Mental Health Professionals, School Health Coordinators, School Nurses, Sexuality Education Teachers, Students (graduate and undergraduate), and University Professors
Attendees by Percentage
40% - School Nurses
40% - Health Educators and School Health Coordinators
20% - Dietitians, Pediatrician/Physicians, Mental Health, and Adolescent Health-Related Association members
Attendees by Workplace
40% - Practitioners
30% - Government Employees
13% - Higher Education
10% - Administrators
5% - Nonprofit Organizations
2% - Independent Contractors
We welcome exhibitors of all types promoting healthy children in schools and also allow commercial sessions to be presented in our conferences through our call for papers. All accepted commercial sessions must also be a registered exhibitor during the conference. To maximize your exposure outside of the conference, consider today upgrading your package to a partner for a yearlong collaboration with ASHA!
Opportunities for your sponsorship in the ASHA 86th Annual School Health Conference can be found in our Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF)
Pictured Right: Crowne Plaza Riverwalk San Antonio, River Walk, and The Alamo.
Our webinars revolve around a central theme relating to school health and are available to the public and members for a nominal fee and averages a hour and half in duration presented by 3 or 4 panelists who are experts in their respective fields. Webinars themes have varied from asthma, future of school health, food allergy safety training, bullying prevention, and research preparation. Webinar recordings are made available afterwards and ensures your message continues after the live event. Varying support for your partnership in webinars can be found on page 9 in our Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF)
Journal of School Health
The Journal of School Health is committed to communicating information regarding the role of schools and school personnel in facilitating the development and growth of healthy youth and healthy school environments.
This focus on healthy youth Pre-K to Grade 12 and healthy school environments encompasses a variety of areas including health education; physical education; health services; nutrition services; counseling, psychological, and social services; healthy school environment; health promotion for staff; and family/community involvement.
Journal readership includes administrators, educators, nurses, physicians, dentists, psychologists/counselors, social workers, nutritionists/dieticians, and other health professionals. These individuals work cooperatively with parents and the community to achieve the common goal of providing youths with the programs, services, and environment necessary to promote health and improve learning.
Opportunities for your sponsorship in the Journal of School Health can be found on page 9 in our Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF)
Through scholarships, ASHA provides financial assistance to students whose academic and professional goals include the health of youth. The Association awards three scholarships of $1000.00 annually, one each to students in these specializations.
School Health Education
Pediatric / Adolescent Medicine or Dentistry
In addition to the financial award, scholarship recipients receive:
Complimentary Registration to ASHA's Annual School Health Conference
Complimentary One-Year ASHA Membership
For further information or inquries, please contact
American School Health Association
4340 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814