Resources

HSPF Learning Collaborative November 2021 Meeting

The 11th convening of the Healthy Students, Promising Futures Learning Collaborative took place virtually November 9-10, 2021. More than 150 individuals attended, including representatives from 20 states and over 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’ continued progress in expanding access to Medicaid-funded school health services.

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November 9, 2021

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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.

PDF: State Medicaid & Education Standards for School Health Personnel

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

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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.

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April 28, 2020

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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.

PDF: Building Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support School Behavioral Health Services

September 15, 2020

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Understanding the Financial Impact of Expanding Medicaid Funded School Health Services in Colorado

Colorado conducted a pilot study in 2019 to better understand the financial impact of expanding its school Medicaid program and make data-informed decisions about how best to move forward with a state plan amendment. This case study details Colorado’s path toward expanding its school Medicaid program and highlights key lessons learned from this work. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the amendment in 2020.

PDF: Understanding the Financial Impact of Expanding Medicaid Funded School Health Services in Colorado

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.

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

September 1, 2020

Medicaid Reimbursed Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services in Schools: A South Carolina Case Study

This case study examines the implementation of Medicaid managed care school-based behavioral health services in South Carolina and highlights key lessons learned that can inform the efforts of other states choosing to coordinate school-based health care with Medicaid managed care programs.

PDF: Medicaid Reimbursed Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services in Schools: A South Carolina Case Study

May 13, 2020

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Supporting and Providing School Health & Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for America’s Health continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and schools.

In particular, we are monitoring guidance from our federal and national partners on how to support access to behavioral and physical health services. We will continue to update this post with additional information as it becomes available.

April 13, 2020