Annual CSL Conference
16th Annual Community Service Learning Conference: Mental Health is Public Health
Saturday, February 4, 2023
8:00 am to 2:30 pm
UT Health San Antonio
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Ruth Shim, MD, MPH
Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry
Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
|8:00-8:30 am||Registration / Breakfast with Community Partners|
|8:30-8:45 am||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
Melanie Stone, DrPH(c), MPH, MEd, Assistant Director, Community Service Learning, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio
Vasan Ramachandran, MD, Founding Dean, School of Public Health, UT Health San Antonio
|8:45-10:00 am||Keynote Presentation: The Social Determinants of Mental Health |
Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry and Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education, University of California Davis School of Medicine
|10:00-10:30 am||Community Partner Session|
|10:30-11:30 am||Breakout Workshops: Choose one.|
a. Behavioral Health 101 and Practical Strategies for Providers
Bryna Nation, LMSW and Cynthia Sierra, LPC, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UT Health San Antonio
b. Crisis Response Planning (CRP) for Mental Health
David Roberts, PhD and Feiyu Li, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UT Health San Antonio
c. Behavioral Health Integration into Pediatric Primary Care
Roshni Koli, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
a. ALTC 3.301 Recording
b. ALTC 3.302 Recording
c. ALTC 3.303 Recording
|11:30-11:45 am||Break / Pick up Lunch|
|11:45 am -12:45 pm||Lunch Plenary: State of the State of Texas Public Behavioral Healthcare System|
Trina Ita, MA, Associate Commissioner, Mental Health and Substance Use Programs, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
|12:45-1:00||Poster Session Opening Remarks|
Jelynne LeBlank Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS)
|1:00-2:30 pm||CSL Poster Session with Dessert Reception|
Agenda subject to change.
- To share best practices and scholarship in community service learning with a focus on how to meet the needs of displaced youth.
- To bring together an interprofessional group of University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center students, faculty, and staff from across the state with community partners to foster service-learning collaborations.
- To highlight existing UT Health Science System community service learning projects and future opportunities.
- To recognize and reward excellence in community service learning within the UT Health Science System.
About the Conference
Community Service Learning (CSL) is a structured learning experience that combines community service with explicit learning objectives, preparation, mentorship and reflection. UT Health San Antonio students address community-identified needs while learning about the context in which illness develops, connecting their academic coursework to real-life situations, and reflecting on their roles as future healthcare professionals.
The Annual CSL Conference at UT Health San Antonio originated in 2008 as an opportunity to learn from the CSL experiences of students, faculty, staff, and community partners in San Antonio and across Texas. Each year, the conference focuses on a theme relevant to service-learning and hosts experts and guest lecturers, provides skill-building workshops, and showcases CSL projects through students’ poster presentations.
Presented by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics in conjunction with an interprofessional planning committee, the conference is free and open to the community.
Find out why mental health is a public health issue.
Watch this short video from the American Public Health Association.
Thur. February 2, 5:30-7 p.m.