Announcements and Conferences


Missouri Kids Count

Last week, Missouri Kids Count (MKC) launched the new Missouri KIDS COUNT website in conjunction with a new tool for data and reports, Missouri KIDS COUNT Data, from the Office of Social & Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) - University of Missouri. We hope that you will utilize these two web sites often and please share these new resources with partners and colleagues. With your help, it is hoped a continuous network will develop and expand to share MO KIDS COUNT data, information and resources.


Trained Diabetes Personnel in Missouri Schools (Cade’s Law)-Webinar
This webinar is designed as a resource for school nurses throughout the state. The purpose of this webinar is to provide school nurses in Missouri with a framework for training staff as Trained Diabetes Personnel (TDP). House Bill 675, passed and signed into law in 2013, provides an opportunity for Missouri public schools to train staff to assist in the care of students with diabetes while at school. Although this is optional for schools and districts, the intent is to help support student learning by ensuring safe and effective diabetes management for students at school


Immunizations 411 Webinar Series


Free Online Training Series on Child Sex Trafficking


Simplifying Community Use of School Property in Missouri
Save the Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
1-2pm CST

School personnel and community leaders are invited to join this free webinar.  Staff from the Public Health Law Center and Missouri School Board Association will introduce tools and discuss information to simplify and improve community access of school facilities, including:

This free webinar is made possible by funding from the Missouri Convergence Partnership.
Register online today. Contact us at



NEW! The annual Substance Abuse Prevention Conference hosted by ACT Missouri is held in the Fall at Lodge of the Four Seasons at Lake of the Ozarks. Participants are able to attend a variety of breakouts and network with other coalition members from across Missouri.

The Prevention Conference is a time for preventionists, community members, educators, and professionals from across Missouri to come together to learn and network. There are many local experts who are willing to share their expertise with our communities.  In past years, specialized tracks of workshops were offered on the latest technology, resources, and coalition building techniques including optional pre-conference sessions on various topics.

A highlight of the Conference is awarding the Champion for Change of Prevention, Milestone Award, and Coalition of the Year award. 


Autism Conference
September 24-25, 2015
Chesterfield, MO


The Missouri Safe Schools & Colleges Conference
September 29 - October 1, 2015
Osage Beach, MO

2015 Immunization Training
October 6 & 7, 2015
Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 I-70 Drive SW
Columbia, MO 65203
There is no registration fee to attend but space is limited.
Topics to be Covered:

Registration link:

Lead School Nurse Collaborative Meeting
October 23, 2015
Capitol Plaza Hotel
Jefferson City, MO
8:30- 4:00

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Regional Conference: School Nursing Today NEW!
Thursday, October 29 - Friday, October 30, 2015

The Changing Role of the School Nurse in the 21st Century
Please join the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville for a regional conference in conjunction with the Tennessee Association of School Nurses’ (TASN) conference. NASN will present content on day 1 of this event and TASN will present content on day 2. Register for either or both days.

More information and resources are available. Learn more.


MU Psychiatric-Mental Health Update
November 6, 2015
Peachtree Banquet Center
Columbia, MO


Immunizations Symposium 2015 - Who Calls the Shots?
Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Overland Park Marriott
10800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66210


Children and Youth in Disasters Conference
Nov. 18 & 19, 2015
This conference will appeal to a wide variety of partners who may be called upon to assist in a mass care scenario occurring anywhere in the state of Missouri.


Coordinated School Health Conference NEW!
The Power of Partnerships: Strengthening School, Family and Community Connections
December 3-5, 2015
Lodge of the Four Seasons Resort, Lake Ozark, MO