2022 Child, Adolescent, and School Health Conference

Meeting Dates: 
Monday, September 19, 2022 to Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location Address: 
Park Place Hotel Traverse City , MI
United States

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’, Division of Child and Adolescent Health, is pleased to announce this Call for Workshop Proposals for breakout sessions at the 2022 Child, Adolescent and School Health (CASH) Conference to be held on September 19-21, 2022. We are currently planning for a hybrid conference, which includes an in-person event held at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan, and a simultaneous virtual event for those who cannot attend in person. This is unless health and safety protocols dictate a return to an all-virtual conference.

Attached for your reference are:

1.      Save-the-Date

2.      Call for Workshop Proposals Guidelines and Instructions

3.      Call for Workshop Proposals Submission Form

Proposals must be submitted using the Submission Form by March 31, 2022. Please note:

  • Be sure to include all additional requested information and attach presenter bios (in Word format only, not PDF) and photos in jpg format only.
  • All presenters must attend in person unless of course health and safety protocols dictate a return to an all-virtual conference.
  • Proposals are being accepted for breakout sessions only on September 20 and 21. Keynotes and pre-conference sessions are being developed by the planning committee.

CONFERENCE BACKGROUND - In 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that the Moving Toward Solutions: Addressing Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Michigan Conference (MTS) had been rebranded to the Child, Adolescent and School Health Conference (CASH). Over the years, the scope and topics presented at MTS had expanded to include broader child and adolescent health content, so it was fitting that we rebrand the entire conference to align with this new focus. We introduced this new conference in October 2020 with a series of webinars, the last of which was held on May 4, 2021. The 2021 CASH Conference was held virtually in October for more than 300 people.

The CASH Conference aims to address the evolving needs of child and adolescent health professionals by offering emergent and engaging content from leading subject matter experts. Participants will gain practical and innovative strategies for the development and implementation of effective programs, policies and practices to improve the health, well-being and resiliency of young people. The conference’s target audience includes child and youth-serving professionals from community-based organizations, schools, local health departments, child and adolescent health centers, healthcare organizations, violence prevention organizations, faith-based organizations, and mental health organizations, among others.

We hope you will consider submitting a proposal to share your knowledge and expertise with others around our State. Thank you and we hope to see you in September.