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

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RESTART & RECOVERY: Leveraging Federal COVID Relief Funding & Medicaid to Support Student & Staff Wellbeing & Connection

Developed by the Council for Chief State School Officers, Healthy Schools Campaign and National Center for School Mental Health, this guidance highlights how state education agencies can use Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to support student and staff wellbeing and connection. It also explains how to leverage these one-time-only funds to access additional funding streams, such as Medicaid, to ensure efforts are sustained.

This guidance provides an essential roadmap for strategic and sustainable investment that can help advance student and staff wellbeing and connection for years to come.

PDF: RESTART & RECOVERY: Leveraging Federal COVID Relief Funding & Medicaid to Support Student & Staff Wellbeing & Connection

August 15, 2021

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Advancing Student and Staff Health with COVID-19 Relief Funding

Developed by AASA, FutureEd, Healthy Schools Campaign and Kaiser Permanente, this guidance offers concrete steps school districts can take to make data-informed decisions about investing COVID-relief funding to support student and staff health, including COVID-prevention, mental and physical health and well-being, social drivers of health, physical and health education, and family engagement and community involvement.

PDF: Advancing Student and Staff Health with COVID-19 Relief Funding

August 2, 2021

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Providing Health Services During School Closures: Lessons Learned & Recommendations for Action

This issue brief examines the challenges schools have encountered while providing physical, behavioral and mental health services during the Covid-19 pandemic. It considers the impact of state and federal policies, including how state Medicaid programs are responding to ensure reimbursement and funding, and it documents emerging best practices and guidance, especially around telemedicine and parental consent.

The extensive recommendations for state and federal agencies are designed to support the continuous delivery of school-based health services during this time of partial school reopenings and in the case of future health crises and natural disasters.

PDF: Providing Health Services During School Closures: Lessons Learned & Recommendations for Action

March 1, 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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Schools Are Key to Improving Children’s Health: How Illinois Can Leverage Medicaid Funds to Expand School Health Services

Key opportunities exist for education, healthcare and public health sectors to improve both health and education outcomes by focusing on school-based health services. This brief addresses the opportunity in Illinois to expand on Medicaid-funded health services delivered within a school by school nurses and other district-employed providers.

PDF: Schools Are Key to Improving Children’s Health: How Illinois Can Leverage Medicaid Funds to Expand School Health Services

September 25, 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