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HSPF Virtual Meeting Day 1: December 8, 2020

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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HSPF Virtual Meeting: April 28-29, 2020

April 28, 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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Schools Are Key to Improving Children’s Health: How Illinois Can Leverage Medicaid Funds to Expand School Health Services

September 25, 2020

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.

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

September 15, 2020

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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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.

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

September 1, 2020

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.

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

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

May 13, 2020

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.

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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.

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Exchanging Information and Data Between Schools and Health Providers in Colorado: Quick Reference Chart to Confidentiality Laws

Under a Healthy Students, Promising Futures technical assistance contract, Rebecca Gudeman from the National Center for Youth Law developed this tool (Appendix C) to support efforts to share school health information and data for the HSPF state team in Colorado.

Also see:
Main Tool: Legal Guide to School Health Information and Data Sharing in Colorado
Appendix B: A Quick Reference Chart to Confidentiality Laws

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Colorado Minor Consent and Confidentiality Laws

Under a Healthy Students, Promising Futures technical assistance contract, Rebecca Gudeman from the National Center for Youth Law developed this tool (Appendix B) to support efforts to share school health information and data for the HSPF state team in Colorado.

Also see:
Main Tool: Legal Guide to School Health Information and Data Sharing in Colorado
Appendix C: A Quick Reference Chart to Confidentiality Laws

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PDF: Appendix B: Colorado Minor Consent and Confidentiality Laws