Expanding Michigan’s School-Based Medicaid Program

This Healthy Students Promising Futures Learning Collaborative case study highlights Michigan's work to leverage the reversal of free care policy to expand the state's school-based Medicaid program. Beginning in October 2019, school districts in Michigan will be able to seek Medicaid reimbursement for services provided to all Medicaid-enrolled students (not only for health services included in a student's Individualized Education Program). This change presents an important opportunity to expand access to and resources for school health services, particularly behavioral health services


October 8, 2019

School Health Profiles Report

Conducted biannually since 1996. Profiles measures progress in the implementation of school policies and practices to improve the health of school-aged youth. Education and health officials can use Profiles data to support health-related policies and legislation.

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The Healthy Schools Toolkit

This research-informed tool is grounded in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and that helps education leaders to understand: the people who are key influencers and could be recruited to inspire others to integrate health and well-being into their school practices, the existing systems in schools that help or hinder student health, well-being, and academic success, and the aspirational messages about healthy schools that can be used to spark interest and buy-in throughout the school community.

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Integrating Public Health in Schools to Improve Graduation

APHA’s Center for School, Health and Education’s Program to Improve Graduation applies a public health and socio-ecological framework to strengthen the capacity of schools to remove barriers to healthy outcomes and learning. The report focuses on the program's journey to prevent dropout and advance population health and equity with schools across the country.

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