MDHHS CAHC Program and SCHA-MI Annual Meeting

Dearborn, Michigan
Sunday, October 20, 2019
MDHHS CAHC Program and SCHA-MI Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:00 PM -
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
(313) 271-2700
20301 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, Michigan 48124
United States

Map and Directions
Join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Child and Adolescent Health Center Program (CAHC) and School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan (SCHA-MI) for their 2019 joint annual meeting at the beautiful and historic Dearborn Inn on October 20-22, 2019. There will be opportunities to receive important program updates, network with other sites and participate in breakout sessions on a variety of administrative, clinical and mental health topics.

Note: Each state-funded center or program must send at least one attendee to represent their site, preferably the program coordinator. If you have any questions regarding who to send, please contact your assigned MDHHS consultant.

Watch for information on a special evening event on Monday, October 21--details coming soon!

Who Should Attend?
This conference is designed for school-based/linked health center staff, including primary care providers, mental health providers, medical assistants, administrators and state partners from the Child and Adolescent Health Center Programs. 

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the entire conference, including the Sunday pre-conference, is $75. The fee will increase to $100 on October 1st, so register early! The fee includes all sessions and breakfast and lunch on October 21 and 22.

Taste of Detroit Dinner Tour: Monday, October 21
Depart the Dearborn Inn at 5:45 p.m.; return by 8:45 p.m.
SCHA-MI Members and CAHC Program Employees and Consultants: $40    
Non-Members: $75
(Check here to see if your organization is a SCHA-MI member: SCHAMIMembershipList.pdf)

Registration deadline: October 9
To register: Go to the Merchandise Page in the registration section after you complete the Agenda Page.

Downtown Detroit has over 160 bars and restaurants, more than 13,000 theater seats, three sports stadiums and multiple public parks. It’s pretty easy to have a good time, but this tour will make you feel like an insider. This amazing dinner event on Monday, October 21st will take you to three different restaurants, as well as a tour and introduction to the Detroit community. All dietary preferences and allergies will be accommodated to the best of each restaurant's ability by request.

Everyone is invited to join us for a special tour of Detroit and a dinner adventure at three of Detroit's top restaurants: appetizers at the Grand Trunk Pub, entrees at the Caucus Club and dessert at Cliff Bells. For full details, see the Agenda tab. You must register by October 9th to confirm your slot. 

Featured Sessions and Keynote Speakers 
Pre-conference Session: CAHC Program Orientation for Providers
This session is designed for the main clinical provider in the health center.
Sunday, October 20: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Angela Reed and Kayla Street of MDHHS will focus on orienting the CAHC providers to essentials program requirements from the perspective of the clinician. 

Improvisation and the Art of Improvement
Monday, October 21: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Sarah Horst,
Healthcare Consultant at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement in Minnesota, will share how to approach people and problems with an improvisational mindset.

Burn-Out to Buy-In:  Simple Tools to Change Your Improvement Conversations
Monday, October 21: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Sarah Horst
will return to explore the psychology of leading change and how to help move the work forward,

Trauma, Resilience and Redemption
Tuesday, October 22: 8:45-10:00 a.m.
Derek Clark
of Never Limit Your Life will describe from first-hand experience what dysphoria feels like and the various coping mechanisms that youth may try to feel better about their bodies.

Hotel Rooms
See the Lodging tab above for full details on reserving a guest room at the Dearborn Inn.

Contact Information

  • Diane Drago, Conference Coordnator
    Phone: (734) 747-2746

Payment Instructions

  • Payment Options
    Credit Cards: VISA, Mastercard or American Express
    Check: Made out to SCHA-MI and mailed to: CAHC/SCHA-MI Conference, c/o Diversified Management Service, P.O. Box 7976, Ann Arbor, MI 48107

    Note: On the Checkout page, the Payment Method box defaults to credit card. If you are paying by check, click on that box and select Check, then click on Finish.

    Cancellation Policy
    Refunds, less a $20 cancellation fee, can be issued until October 10, 2019. No refunds are available after this date. To cancel, you must notify Diane Drago at 
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