Speaking Engagements

From Motivational Interviewing Training to breakout sessions and panel discussions, Dr. Jennifer Salerno is touring the U.S. to improve adolescent health.

If you are attending any conference or event listed below and would like to connect with Jennifer at the event, please contact us at info@pos4chg.org to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Salerno.



Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

2017 AMCHP ANNUAL CONFERENCE
March 4-7, 2017 | Kansas City, MO

Overcoming Barriers in Practice with Replicable, Sustainable Screening and Counseling Strategies. Effective, specific approaches for reducing adolescent sexual risk behaviors in real-world practice will be discussed. Examples of these strategies in practice will include a case-based review of the initial findings and lessons learned from a national pilot project.



Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)

CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS: THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT HEALTH
March 8-11, 2017 | New Orleans, LA



Dr. Salerno is participating in a panel with other national adolescent health influencers on the topic of School Telehealth using technology to partner school nurses with primary care practices in their communities to improve the health of children and adolescents.



National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

2017 NAPNAP NATIONAL CONFERENCE
March 16-19 | Denver, CO

Jennifer’s presentation title, “Protecting Sexually Active Teens Requires More Than A Trojan” will present real world strategies to address the complex challenge of sexual health in primary care.



Michigan Chapter: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

Emerging Issues in Pediatric Health Care
April 21, 2017 | Novi, MI

Dr. Salerno's session will provide nurse practitioners with an introduction to motivational interviewing (MI) – shown to be an effective behavioral counseling strategy for adolescent risk reduction – and ways to coach parents in employing MI at home.



University of Michigan’s Adolescent Health Initiative

CONFERENCE ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH 2017
April 24-25 | Ypsilanti, MI

Dr. Salerno will be speaking on the Innovative Programs Panel. The session, titled “Huh…What? Improving Communication between Parents and Teens to Reduce Adolescent Risk,” will share tools and strategies professionals can use to help parents adopt MI strategies into daily communication with their teen.



School Based Health Alliance (SBHA)

2017 NATIONAL SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CARE CONVENTION
June 18-21 | Long Beach, CA

This workshop will review the current evidence-based guidelines for adolescent sexual health and data on the specific environmental and peer-related risk factors contributing to unsafe sexual choices. With a case-based analysis of a CDC-funded pilot project, this session will share effective approaches using technology, training providers, and modifying workflows to enhance sexual health care in SBHCs.



National Sexual Health

2017 NATIONAL SEXUAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
July 6-8, 2017 | Denver, CO

The presentation will demonstrate how technology can be leveraged to gain insight into adolescent and young adult behaviors contributing to unsafe sexual decision-making, and how evidence-based counseling—using technology—can help to reduce avoidable risks, STIs, and teen pregnancies.



The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

MOVING TOWARD SOLUTIONS: ADDRESSING TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION IN MICHIGAN
August 16-18, 2017 | Troy, MI

Using a case-based analysis of a CDC-funded pilot launched in 2016 by The National Association of Community Health Centers, this session will explore effective, specific approaches for reducing adolescent sexual risk behaviors, including the application of technology to provide scalable, evidence-based, and standardized assessment and counseling.



Healthy Teen Network

SOCIAL NORMS & CULTURE: HONORING EXPERIENCES & PERSPECTIVES
October 2-4, 2017 | Baltimore, MD

This session will explore the social and cultural influencers contributing to sexual decision-making, evidence-based techniques for connecting with teens that promotes effective sexual health risk reduction communication and counseling, and best practices for engaging and coaching parents.





Motivational Interviewing Training

P4C is taking Motivational Interviewing across the United States to equip health care professionals with strategies for real-world practice to increase effectiveness in identifying risk behaviors, and counseling adolescents toward positive behavior changes.

Long Beach, CA • Flint, MI • Lansing, MI • Mt. Pleasant, MI • Novi, MI • Cincinnati, OH • Dover, NJ • Bronx, NY • Port Chester, NY • El Paso, TX •