HSPF Learning Collaborative May 2021 Meeting

May 25, 2021

The 11th convening of the Healthy Students, Promising Futures Learning Collaborative took place virtually May 18-19, 2021. The meeting highlighted federal efforts to advance student health and education, as well as the continued work of member state teams to support student health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 175 individuals attended, including representatives from 20 states and more than 20 national partner organizations.

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Featured Speakers

MAY 18, 2021

Opening and Welcome
Rochelle Davis, Healthy Schools Campaign

Moving School-Based Medicaid Forward
Alex Mays, Healthy Schools Campaign

Ensuring Equity in COVID-19 Health and Education Policy
* Bechara Choucair, White House Vaccinations Coordinator
* Mayra Alvarez, President of The Children’s Partnership and Member of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

MAY 19, 2021

Federal Policy Opportunities to Advance Health & Education
Jessica Schubel, Director of ACA and Health Care for the Domestic Policy Council, Executive Office of the President

How Federal Agencies are Supporting Return to In-Person Learning
* Neha Kanade Cramer, Lead for the Schools Unit of the Community Guidance Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
* Paul Kesner, Director of the Office of Safe and Supportive Schools at the U.S. Department of Education

Breakout Sessions
Ordering, Referring and Prescribing (ORP) Providers and Documenting Medical Necessity
* Rebecca Anderson, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
* Shawn Smith, TennCare

Expanding the Behavioral Health Workforce in Schools using Free Care (MO)
* Tammy Alexander, School-Based Health Alliance
* Molly Ticknor, Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance of MO

Administrative Claiming
* Kevin Bauer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
* Kathy Merry, Wayne RESA

We Have the Same Job Breakout Sessions
State Medicaid agency representatives
State education agency representatives
Local education agency representatives