New Mexico Department of Health
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David Morgan
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Conference on School and Adolescent Health


Head to Toe conference looks at student health from different perspectives.

The Head to Toe Conference makes every effort to keep our programming cutting edge and balanced to meet the variety of skill levels and interests of our audience, all presented by speakers of the highest quality who represent the diversity of our community. The New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of School and Adolescent Health will host the 21st annual Head to Toe conference at the Albuquerque Convention Center April 19-20, 2017. More than 500 school nurses, counselors and social workers will meet, network and learn valuable skills and best practices to take back to their schools across New Mexico.

New Mexico’s premiere school health conference, Head to Toe provides two days of innovative activities and creative solutions along with the latest school health trends.  In addition to top-quality programming, the conference includes wellness activities and an exhibit hall featuring national and local resources and vendors.

“Head to Toe equips school nurses, counselors and social workers with the latest information and best practices not only to keep young New Mexicans healthy, but also helps them deal with a variety of physical and behavioral health concerns early in life, reducing the need for costly interventions,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher.

This event is sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health, Presbyterian Centennial Care, Lovelace Health System and United Healthcare Community Plan. Keynote speakers include Albuquerque’s inaugural poet laureate Hakim Bellamy and world-class musician, humorist, and global voluntour leader Jana Stanfield.

The Department of Health sponsors the Head-to-Toe Conference annually in partnership with several agencies, organizations and with the conference producer, Kesselman-Jones, Inc.

For more information, visit the Head-to-Toe Conference web page.


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Conferencia sobre Salud Escolar y del Adolescente