HSPF Learning Collaborative December 2020 Meeting

December 11, 2020

The Healthy Students, Promising Futures Learning Collaborative met virtually Dec. 8-9, 2020. More than 100 individuals attended, including representatives from 18 states, three federal agencies and more than a dozen national partner organizations.

The meeting highlighted state and local efforts to support student health during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as state teams’ progress in expanding access to Medicaid-funded school health services.


Featured Speakers

December 8, 2020

Opening and Welcome
Rochelle Davis, Healthy Schools Campaign

Overview of Resources from the U.S. Department of Education and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Alex Mays, Healthy Schools Campaign

New Administration, New Congress: Opportunities for Federal Action in Education and Medicaid
* Anand Parekh, Bipartisan Policy Center
* Peter Zamora, Council for Chief State School Officers
* Lena O’Rourke, on behalf of Healthy Schools Campaign

Advancing Efforts to Support the Whole Child through Education Policy
Joaquin Tamayo, EducationCounsel

Keynote: The New Administration, COVID, and Improving Health Equity: What Does It Mean for Student Health?
John King, President and CEO of The Education Trust and Former U.S. Secretary of Education

December 9

Supporting Schools in Responding to COVID-19: The Public Health Response
Sarah Lee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Documenting Medical Need in Student Records for Medicaid Billing
* Sarah Blumenthal, Colorado Department of Education
* Melinda Hollinshead, PCG Consulting
* Shannon Huska, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
School Telehealth Services in Practice: Implications for COVID & Beyond
* Jodi Patton, Hazel Health
* Jessica Rod, PCG Consulting

Navigating Remote Parental Consent
* Mark Smith, Ohio Department of Education
* Bernadette Laughlin, Ohio Department of Education

Digging in Deep on RMTS as Schools Reopen
* Melinda Hollinshead, PCG Consulting
* Peter Gilles, PCG Consulting