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Guidance to States and Schools Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools

This guidance, issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), includes examples of approaches for mental health and substance use disorders related treatment services in schools. It also describes some of the Medicaid state plan benefits and other Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover mental health and SUD-related treatment services.

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Safe and Supportive Schools 101

July 17, 2019

Sandra Williamson, American Institutes for Research; Anne Mathews-Younes, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Valerie Sims Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health; Sarah Lee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Schools Branch

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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. 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.

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