HSPF Learning Collaborative

 

The HSPF Learning Collaborative is open to state teams interested in expanding school Medicaid. Participation benefits include targeted technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and twice-annual meetings featuring federal agency staff and national policy experts.

New teams are accepted on a rolling basis. State teams should include at least one school district along with representation from the state Medicaid and state education agencies. Additional partners, such as public health departments, advocacy organizations and school health provider associations, are encouraged.

Ongoing Support & Success

HSPF state teams have successfully identified and overcome barriers to cooperation across state agencies and challenges to implementing new federal flexibilities. Their successes include:

  • Improving health outcomes by increasing access to Medicaid-funded school health services and expanding the types of eligible health providers
  • Increasing sustainable federal revenue for states and school districts
  • Developing state-level guidance for the health and education systems, such as data sharing and coordination with managed care organizations
  • Forming new, cross-sector partnerships among state agencies, local school districts and state/local partner organization

For more information, contact Jessie Mandle, HSC’s national program director. National organizations are also encouraged to contact us to join as supporting partners of this work.