ASHA brings a wealth of expertise from across the country to school health projects. In recognition of ASHA’s national reputation and expertise, partner with ASHA to provide convening as well as research translation and dissemination to school health staff and other professionals nationwide. ASHA’s partnership will enhance the diffusion of research findings to the field. Read the letter of commitment here. Upcoming grant opportunities:
- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has implementation and dissemination that may involve school health services including mental health screening and intervention. Learn more here.
Penn State PRO Wellness
ASHA has partnered with Penn State PRO Wellness to make teen mental health a priority with a universal screener. Recognizing that mental health screeners are an evidence-based practice, Penn State PRO Wellness is proposing a grant to support interested schools in implementing a universal depression screener. Participating high schools will be provided professional development training opportunities (6 sessions over 6 months) during the 2024-2025 academic year. School staff will have the opportunity to interface with like-minded colleagues and develop a network of peers working through similar challenges.
Following the training sessions, Penn State PRO Wellness will provide technical assistance to help schools successfully implement mental health screeners for at least one high school grade during the 2025-2026 academic year. Our hope is that universal screening can be a realistic, sustainable process as we already know that it demonstrates proven benefits for our students. Feel free to click the links for additional information on our mental health screening research as well as our PRO Wellness team https://prowellness.childrens.
At this stage we would be asking for a letter of support indicating your interest to partner on the project along with names/titles of 2 school staff committed to participate in the professional development training. We would be glad to set up a call to answer additional questions as well. Please contact Dr. Deepa Sekhar directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual American School Health Conference attracts approximately 400 school health professionals from across the nation to network and discuss current school health issues and trends, research findings and innovative teaching techniques.
Our hybrid event will attract a wide variety of people including elementary to post-secondary educators, principals and school board members, school nurses, social workers, counselors, government program associates, school based health center leadership, and school health experts from across the nation with interest/expertise in early childhood and child health, obesity prevention, immunizations, coordinated school health and public health.
Data Collection Support
We are proud to support school health research and will distribute online surveys for research purposes via email to individuals in our membership database. This database provides access to approximately 7,500 school health professionals, and can be sorted by a variety of fields including location, role, setting, and other demographics.
All requests will be collected through an online request form. Requests must include information such as title, purpose, funder, sampling frame, alignment with ASHA core beliefs, and IRB approval. Requests will be vetted through the ASHA Research and Publications Committee. The committee meets monthly. Only one survey per month will be distributed. All requests are considered on a first come, first served basis.
ASHA members work in Pre K-12 schools, or advise or oversee health education or health services programs in schools or state agencies. Below are the opportunities you will find in our ASHA Media Kit:
- Dedicated Email
- Journal of School Health Advertising
- Webinar Sponsorship
- School Health Action e-Newsletter Advertising
- ASHAWEB.ORG Advertising
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