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

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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.