Healthy Schools Campaign Publications Archive

48 posts found in Category: Healthy Schools Campaign Publications

Exchanging Information and Data Between Schools and Health Providers in Colorado: Quick Reference Chart to Confidentiality Laws

Under a Healthy Students, Promising Futures technical assistance contract, Rebecca Gudeman from the National Center for Youth Law developed this tool (Appendix C) to support efforts to share school health information and data for the HSPF state team in Colorado.

Also see:
Main Tool: Legal Guide to School Health Information and Data Sharing in Colorado
Appendix B: A Quick Reference Chart to Confidentiality Laws

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PDF: Appendix C: Exchanging Information and Data between Schools and Health Providers in Colorado: Quick Reference Chart to Confidentiality Laws

Colorado Minor Consent and Confidentiality Laws

Under a Healthy Students, Promising Futures technical assistance contract, Rebecca Gudeman from the National Center for Youth Law developed this tool (Appendix B) to support efforts to share school health information and data for the HSPF state team in Colorado.

Also see:
Main Tool: Legal Guide to School Health Information and Data Sharing in Colorado
Appendix C: A Quick Reference Chart to Confidentiality Laws

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PDF: Appendix B: Colorado Minor Consent and Confidentiality Laws

Legal Guide to School Health Information and Data Sharing in Colorado

Under a Healthy Students, Promising Futures technical assistance contract, Rebecca Gudeman from the National Center for Youth Law developed this tool to support efforts to share school health information and data for the HSPF state team in Colorado.

Also see:
Appendix B: Colorado Minor Consent and Confidentiality Laws
Appendix C: A Quick Reference Chart to Confidentiality Laws

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PDF: Legal Guide to School Health Information and Data Sharing in Colorado

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A Guide to Expanding Medicaid-Funded School Health Services

December 10, 2019

This comprehensive guide provides background on school-based Medicaid and outlines various opportunities to advance state policy changes required to access federal funds. It is designed for anyone working to expand access to school health services, including state and local education agency staff, state Medicaid agencies, school health providers, public health professionals and children’s health advocates.

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PDF: A Guide to Expanding Medicaid-Funded School Health Services

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Schools Are Key to Improving Children’s Health: How States Can Leverage Medicaid Funds to Expand School-Based Health Services

January 14, 2020

Key opportunities exist for education, healthcare and public health sectors to improve both health and education outcomes by focusing on school-based health services. This national policy brief primarily addresses the opportunities to expand on health services delivered within a school by school nurses and other district-employed providers (school psychologists, social workers, counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists), using the "free care" policy clarification issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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PDF: Schools Are Key to Improving Children’s Health

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Expanding Michigan’s School-Based Medicaid Program

October 8, 2019

This Healthy Students Promising Futures Learning Collaborative case study highlights Michigan's work to leverage the reversal of free care policy to expand the state's school-based Medicaid program.

As of October 2019, school districts in Michigan are able to seek Medicaid reimbursement for services provided to all Medicaid-enrolled students (not only for health services included in a student's Individualized Education Program). This change presents an important opportunity to expand access to and resources for school health services, particularly behavioral health services.

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PDF: Expanding Michigan’s School-Based Medicaid Program

Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health

This guide highlights the ways that school needs assessments required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can be a valuable tool in identifying, understanding and addressing health conditions that contribute to poor academic performance. It provides child advocates, community leaders, school personnel and other key stakeholder groups with the information that they need to convince their state and local education leaders to make health and wellness a significant component of the needs assessment and school improvement process.

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