HSPF Learning Collaborative May 2022 Meeting

May 27, 2022

The Healthy Students, Promising Futures Learning Collaborative came together for a two-day virtual meeting May 18-19. The meeting highlighted White House and Congressional efforts to strengthen the school Medicaid program — in part to address the growing mental health crisis affecting youth — and state-level efforts to expand school health services and address the mental health workforce shortage.

Keynote speaker Katherine Neas, U.S. Department of Education deputy assistant secretary, discussed ED’s efforts to advance school Medicaid and fielded questions from Learning Collaborative members.

Mary Moody, office of Senator Cassidy (R-LA), and Anthony Theissen, office of Senator Carper (D-DE), provided updated information on Congressional steps and legislative opportunities to improve student mental health.

The meeting marked the 12th convening of the Learning Collaborative. Nearly 130 participants took part, representing 20 states and the District of Columbia.

View the full slide deck and meeting agenda.


Featured Speakers

May 18, 2021

Opening and Welcome
Rochelle Davis, Healthy Schools Campaign

Legislative Opportunities to Improve Student Mental Health
Moderator: Margaux Johnson-Green, Georgetown Center for Children
and Families
* Mary Moody, Office of Senator Cassidy (R-LA)
* Anthony Theissen, Office of Senator Carper (D-DE)

U.S. Department of Education Efforts to Advance School Medicaid
Katherine Neas, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Contemporary Issues in School Medicaid: Coordination and Partnerships
Moderator: Alex Mays, Healthy Students, Promising Futures

State Level Staffing to Support School Medicaid
Regina Zerne, California Department of Health Care Services

Partnerships Between Schools and Managed Care

Shawn Smith, TennCare

Third Party Liability

Vanesha Perrin, South Carolina Department of Education

Vaccine and Surveillance Reimbursement

Eva Stone, Jefferson County (Kentucky) Public Schools


May 19, 2022

Welcome and Logistics
Rochelle Davis, Healthy Schools Campaign

Addressing School Mental Health Workforce Shortages
* Kimá Joy Taylor, Anka Consulting
* Kelly Vallaincourt Strobach, National Association of School
Psychologists
* Katie Dockweiler, Nevada State College
* Lynn Makor, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Contemporary Issues in School Medicaid: Expanding School Health
Moderator: Melinda Hollinshead, Public Consulting Group

Planning for Free Care Implementation in New Mexico
* Christie Guinn, New Mexico Human Services Department
* Ashley Garcia, New Mexico Public Education Department

Addressing the Mental Health Workforce in Rural Alaska Tribes

Patrick Sidmore, Alaska Department of Health and Social
Services

We Have the Same Questions: Facilitated Discussion Groups

Addressing Parental Consent to Bill Medicaid

* Sasha Pudelski, AASA: The School Superintendents
Association
* School district respondent: Kate Yager, Chicago Public Schools

Best Practices in Plans of Care
* Lena O’Rourke, Healthy Students, Promising Futures

Role of the State Education Agency in School Medicaid
* Sarah Broome, Healthy Schools Campaign
* State respondent: Mark Smith, Ohio Department of Education