State Medicaid & Education Standards for School Health Personnel: A 50-State Review of School Reimbursement Challenges

This report demonstrates how alignment between state Medicaid and education standards for school health personnel can reduce barriers to Medicaid reimbursement for school health services. Prepared by Aurrera Health Group for Healthy Schools Campaign, the report analyzes data in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and outlines key recommendations for states to consider as they attempt to improve access to student health services covered by Medicaid.


October 19, 2021

HSPF Virtual Meeting Day 1: December 8, 2020

Presentation Slides for Day 1 of the HSPF Virtual Meeting on December 8, 2020

Day One Agenda
• Overview of resources from ED and CMS
• State team roll call
• New administration, new Congress
• Break
• Advancing efforts to support the whole child through education policy
• Keynote speaker: John King


December 8, 2020

HSPF Virtual Meeting: April 28-29, 2020

Presentation Slides for the HSPF Virtual Meeting on April 28-29, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health officials, the staff at Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for America’s Health decided to hold a virtual meeting instead of the originally planned in-person symposium. The virtual meeting offered participants an opportunity to share progress being made across HSPF state teams. In addition, participants heard from federal officials about their plans to support state and local leader’s efforts to expand school support to students during the pandemic.


April 28, 2020

Building Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support School Behavioral Health Services: Washington’s Children’s Regional Behavioral Health Pilot Program

This case study provides an overview of the Children’s Regional Behavioral Health pilot project and highlights key lessons learned from this work. As states consider innovative methods for improving cross-sector collaboration, coordination of care and financing for school health services (especially behavioral health services), Washington’s model and experience provide valuable insights that can inform future efforts.

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September 15, 2020

Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children

In April 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved California’s
Medicaid state plan amendment, allowing school districts to access more federal funding for school-based health services. This report describes using this opportunity to increase access to services that help students heal from trauma — including the trauma caused by exposure to domestic violence and pervasive bias and crises such as COVID-19.

Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children

September 1, 2020

Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Support Student Health and Wellness in Tennessee

This case study highlights Tennessee’s work to leverage the nation’s education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), to support the critical connection between health and learning. Tennessee’s inclusion of health and wellness in its ESSA plan and the guidance developed to support district-level implementation provide best practices and lessons learned for states striving to support student health and wellness through education policy and practice.