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11 posts found in Topic: Cross-Sector Partnerships

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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

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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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A Guide to Expanding Medicaid-Funded School Health Services

This comprehensive guide provides background on school-based Medicaid and outlines various opportunities to advance state policy changes required to access federal funds. It is designed for anyone working to expand access to school health services, including state and local education agency staff, state Medicaid agencies, school health providers, public health professionals and children’s health advocates.

PDF: A Guide to Expanding Medicaid-Funded School Health Services

December 10, 2019

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Schools Are Key to Improving Children’s Health: How States Can Leverage Medicaid Funds to Expand School-Based 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 national policy brief primarily addresses the opportunities to expand on health services delivered within a school by school nurses and other district-employed providers (school psychologists, social workers, counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists), using the "free care" policy clarification issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

PDF: Schools Are Key to Improving Children’s Health

January 14, 2020