A learning collaborative committed to increasing access to Medicaid services in schools and promoting safe and supportive school environments.

About Us

Our impact

HSPF is currently equipping 15 cross-sector state teams with the knowledge, connections, and capacities to take concrete actions in their states and improve state policies.

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News & Events

News Cross-Sector Collaboration to Expand Ohio School Health
July 13, 2019

In 2016, with support from Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for America’s Health, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services launched HSPF out of the growing recognition of the connection between health and learning.

News Building a School-Based Telehealth Program in South Carolina
July 13, 2019

South Carolina is a very rural state with significant health care deserts; for example, some counties have no pediatricians. This creates barriers to care and results in poor health care outcomes and significant health disparities.

Resources

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Primary Prevention

This brief highlights examples of primary prevention strategies, including building skills and promoting social norms for positive parenting, strengthening economic supports for families, and providing quality education and enrichment early in life.

Data Matters: Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success

This report includes tools for schools, districts and community partners for identifying the causes of chronic absenteeism and developing solutions tailored to local challenges and resources.

Creating Policies to Support Healthy Schools: Policymaker, Educator and Student Perspective

This report found that educators, students, and policymakers agree that in order to cultivate healthier school environments there must be a greater emphasis on interpersonal relationships and mental health. The report includes recommendations for moving this work forward in communities and states.

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