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School Health Interdisciplinary Program

The School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP), was held August 3-4, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel North (previously North Baltimore Hotel), 2004 Greenspring Drive in Timonium, MD. The conference theme was: School Health: The Foundation of Success for Students and Communities.


The School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP) was sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Department of Juvenile Services (DJS), Maryland Department of Human Services, and other agencies. SHIP offered state-of-the art training and opportunities to network with and learn from individuals across the state who are working to advance all levels of health care within schools.

The conference cost, which included registration, meals, materials, and continuing education credits, was $125.

SHIP 2017 Brochure (with session titles)

 For more information, contact Christina Huntley by phone 410-706-0980 or email



Previous SHIP Conferences:


SHIP Booklet 2017

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Plenary II:Understanding the Impact of Trauma ‌ - Christine Evans Johnson, MA, CHES, State Adolescent Health Coordinator, Joan Gillece, PhD, Director of National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Plenary Session III:Population Health and the Triple Aim - Cheryl Duncan De Pinto, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Office of Population Health Improvement, Jennifer Newman Barnhart, MPH, Director of Population Health, Alice Bauman, MSPH, Deputy Director of Population Health, Chad Perman, MPP

Plenary IV:Your Invitation to Sanity:Move it or Lose It - Lynne Muller, PhD, NCC, LCPC, Conference Co-Chair, Section Chief of Student Services and School Counseling, Alberto (Tito) Baca, EdD, Professor, Montgomery College, Health Sciences

Plenary Session V:Health Enterprise Zones Addressing Social Determinants Part 1& Part 2 - Michelle Spencer, MS, Associate Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Associate Scientist, Health Policy and Management

Plenary Session VII:Understanding ESSA and its Role in School Health Part 1 & Part 2- Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses

Plenary Session VIII: ADHD Update‌ - Linda Grossman, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicince, Director, Bureau of Clinical Services, Baltimore County Department of Health

WS 1:What School Nurses Need to Understand‌ - Ann Mech, JD, RN, Assistant Professor, PPEP, Director, Legal Affairs, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Alicia Mezu, MSN/Ed, BSN, BS, RN, Health Services Specialist, Barbara Obst, RN, MS, Coordinator, Specialized Health Care Interagency Collaboration, Kennedy Krieger Institute

WS 4:Needs of Foster Care Youth‌ - Derrick Riggins, MSW, State Independent Living Coordinator, Brandi Stocksdale, LCSW-C, Director, Placement and Permanency, Maryland Department of Human Services

WS 8:Leaving Never Neverland - Vicki Tepper, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Kathy Tomaszewski, RN, BSN, Johns Hopkins Hospital



 ‌SHIP Program Booklet 2016

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 Adverse Childhood Experiences—Impact on Education and Learning - Lee Savio Beers, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs

Analyses of Maryland Data on Student Nutrition and Physical Acivity - Christopher Hersl, Education Specialist for Physical Education and Comprehensive Health Education, Alicia Mezu, Health Services Specialist 

Framework and Performance Whole School, Whole Community, Whole ChildSean Slade, Director of Outreach, ASCD

Maryland School Crisis Communication Planning - Tyler G. Page, M.A., (PI: Brooke Fisher Liu, PhD Co-PI: Holly Ann Roberts; Cheryl Duncan De Pinto, MD, MPH)

Maryland's PreK-12 Family Engagement Framework A Shared Responsibility - Young-chan, Barbara Scherr, and Veronica Simmons Title I/Family Engagement Program Improvement and Family Support Branch Maryland State Department of Education

Overdose Prevention Empowering School Personnel & Families - Christopher Welsh M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, NCADD-Maryland Scientific Advisory Committee

School Health Interdisciplinary Program 

The Maryland Wellness Policies and Practices Project - Erin R. Hager, PhD, Associate Professor University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Growth and Nutrition Division Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

The Zika Virus - Sonia G. Pandit, MPH MBA, Chief Executive Officer, The Pandit Group


 H.A.N.D.S. SM 

“Helping Administer to the Needs of the Student with Diabetes in School”

A Program for School Nurses
Friday, August 5, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration 7:30am – 8:30am) Radisson Hotel North
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093 
View the H.A.N.D.S. Brochure


Previous SHIP Keynote Presentations & Conference Sessions

Previous SHIP Booklets

For more information contact Christina Huntley, 410-706-0980.