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This case study highlights Tennessee’s work to leverage the nation’s education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), to support the critical connection between health and learning. Tennessee’s inclusion of health and wellness in its ESSA plan and the guidance developed to support district-level implementation provide best practices and lessons learned for states striving to support student health and wellness through education policy and practice.
"This case study highlights Michigan’s work to leverage the reversal of the free care policy to expand the State’s school-based Medicaid program. Beginning in October 2019, school districts in Michigan will be able to seek Medicaid reimbursement for services provided to all Medicaid-enrolled students."
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. The Ohio team's progress in building capacity, strengthening cross-agency relationships, and launching its statewide initiative to align health outcomes with academic success through the development of a School-Based Health Care Support Toolkit.
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.
This case study provides an overview of trauma-informed schools and highlights California’s approaches for supporting safe and supportive learning environments by increasing access to trauma-informed services and supports in schools.
The Healthy Students, Promising Futures Learning Collaborative is pleased to announce three upcoming webinars.