Webinar Overview

This Webinar will provide a description of the evolution of a partnership between the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools & Communities that led to increased sustainability of new school health centers and innovative interprofessional training opportunities. The academic practice partnership implementation and evaluation will be discussed, including outcomes and impact of the initiatives.

This Webinar is hosted by the Academic-Practice Partnership Initiative. For more information on the Academic-Practice Partnership Initiative, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/leading-initiatives/academic-practice-partnerships.

NOTE: This Webinar is open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff and students.

Webinar Speakers

Naomi A. Schapiro, PhD, RN
Clinical Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing
Project Director, UCSF Elev8 Healthy Students & Families
School of Nursing
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Naomi A. Schapiro is a pediatric nurse practitioner, Project Director of UCSF Elev8 Healthy Students & Families and Principal Investigator of a HRSA interprofessional training grant linking management of obesity and mental health conditions in school health center and other primary care sites. She is Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, where she has won two excellence in teaching awards. She has worked with children and adolescents for over 30 years and currently is in practice at a school-based health center in partnership with La Clínica de la Raza. Ms. Schapiro has conducted parent workshops, community and professional trainings both locally and internationally on child abuse reporting, adolescent development, dating violence, confidentiality and client-centered counseling for change. Ms. Schapiro has written over 10 journal articles and 12 book chapters related to pediatric nursing and is a co-editor of the 5th edition of Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition, a textbook and reference for pediatric providers. Her areas of clinical expertise are in pediatric and adolescent primary care, behavioral and developmental issues in children and adolescents, immigrant health and child maltreatment. Her dissertation research focused on adaptation and family reunification experiences of recent Latino immigrant adolescents, most of whom had arrived as unaccompanied minors.

Kimi Sakashita, MPH
Associate Director
Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools & Communities

Kimi Sakashita oversees and manages 26 School Health Centers (SHC), 10 school-based mental health clinicians and multiple youth development and family initiatives in Alameda County. She ensured the successful implementation of multi-million dollar grants from Atlantic Philanthropies and Kaiser Community Benefits, as well as, multiple Federal HRSA grants. Kimi provides expertise and technical assistance in facility planning, service delivery, financing and sustainability for SHCs. She is the current Chair for the McClymonds Youth & Family Center, a school based youth development center, health clinic and extended day program. She provides leadership and facilitation to a cross-system group of partners, including private foundation, business community, youth development and health care organizations, and school/district. Kimi has worked in school based health and youth development and for over 20 years, with experience spanning from direct service with peer health educators to managing multiple school based programs, including one of the largest School Health Centers in the County. However Kimi says, “My school health experience started the day I sent my first child to kindergarten.”

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