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AAC Promising Practices Webinar: Community Collaborations to Improve Student Health

National Civic League

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

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Join the National Civic League to learn more about how two All-America Cities are bringing their communities together to address student health with in-school interventions. 

Tuesday, March 19th at 11:00 am PST/12:00 pm MST/1:00 pm CST/2:00pm EST 


Webinar Description:

Susan Witkowski, CHCQM, CEO of  Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County will discuss the offerings of their school-based health center. Lisa Campbell, CEO of Create a Change in Las Vegas, NV will discuss their Healthy School, Healthy Life Program. 


LiveWell Kershaw:

Community Medical Clinic (CMC) launched a program called LiveWell Kershaw, a population-based care approach to improving health outcomes in Kershaw County. LiveWell Kershaw began with a county-wide health assessment and followed with a health improvement plan. Eat Smart/Move More Kershaw County and the KershawHealth hospital system provided start-up funding. From data gathered, LiveWell Kershaw discovered a health crisis in an underpopulated rural region with six major zip codes and 21% living below poverty.

LiveWell Kershaw employed three strategies to improve the health outcomes of residents in this area:

  • A school-based health center that provided individual counseling, mentoring parent sessions, consultations and support groups. A nurse practitioner and certified medical assistant saw middle and high school students at the high school four days a week.
  • Satellite health care locations, identified based on a high number of emergency room visits, were created to provide personal coaching, medical treatment, mental health counseling and enrollment in other social assistance programs.
  • Training about population health and health equity has been added within the staff and in the county. Training has included quarterly staff and board training, community meetings, and a county-wide population health summit with over 100 attendees.


ReInvent Schools- Las Vegas, NV: 

ReInvent Schools Las Vegas (RSLV) is a collaboration that brings together government, local businesses, private and non-profit organizations, and the community to address educational equity across the school district. As the fifth largest school district in the county, the Clark County School District – which includes the City of Las Vegas- faces many difficult challenges. Most children at RSLV schools reside within a food desert. In southern Nevada alone, it is reported that 36.8% of children are overweight or obese.

In an effort to reduce the number of students who are overweight or obese, RSLV is working with Create a Change Now, a partnership focused on the new Healthy School, Healthy Life Program. The program has five components:

  • garden clubs,
  • chefs in schools,
  • Let’s Move fitness programs/yoga,
  • Pop-Up Produce, and
  • nutrition lessons.


All of these programs use different strategies to help students and their families develop healthy relationships with food and nutrition, while learning essential information about health and wellbeing.


Susan Witkowski, CHCQM, CEO,  Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, Kershaw County, SC

Lisa Campbell, CEO, Create a Change, Las Vegas, NV


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All-America City Promising Practices Series
National Civic League is hosting a series of "AAC Promising Practices" webinars to share innovative and impactful AAC projects nationwide. This series will also highlight successful projects around the country with speakers from cities implementing creative strategies for civic engagement. By equipping individuals, institutions, and local governmental bodies through this series with ideas, models and insights that can be adopted/adapted to individual communities NCL hopes to accelerate the pace of change in communities across the country.

The All-America City Promising Practices webinars are made possible with support from Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the All-America City Awards.


2019 All-America City Key Dates: 

November 14, 2018- Letter of Intent due for interested communities (LOI not required to apply)
March 6, 2019- Application Due
April 2019- Finalists Announced
June 21-23, 2019- Awards competition and learning event in Denver, Colorado

Have questions about AAC Promising Practices Webinar: Community Collaborations to Improve Student Health ? Contact National Civic League

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