ERIC Number: ED425828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Nine State Strategies To Support School-Based Health Centers: A Making the Grade Monograph.
Asay, Marilyn; Behrens, Donna; Guernsey, Bruce P.; Koppelman, Jane; Lear, Julia Graham; Malone, Claire; Noyes, Lynn; Nystrom, Robert J.; Reilly-Chammat, Rosemary; Rosenberg, Steve; Schaedel, Garry; Simpson, Sara; Sterne, Sylvia
In 1993, nine states were awarded Making the Grade grants to develop financial and other strategies to foster replication of school-based health centers (SBHCs). This report details the financial strategies used by Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, North Carolina, New York, Maryland, Louisiana, Connecticut, and Colorado, as reported in a meeting of grant recipients in 1998. Following an executive summary, the report describes the strategies taken by each state. The report notes that with the exception of Louisiana, these states directed their attention to linking SBHCs to Medicaid managed care arrangements, reflecting the belief that SBHCs had to align themselves with mainstream health care. In addition, the report indicates that the key to a successful state strategy is in clarifying the public purpose of SBHCs, and that the basic models for SBHCs (medical home, public health, and an add-on model) reflect the centers' purposes. The report concludes by noting that the experiences of the nine states demonstrate a variety of efforts to secure access to existing public and private funding streams as well as generate state fiscal support for SBHCs. The onus is on the centers to prove their worth, a task requiring documentation of the number of children served, their insurance status, and services provided. This information is needed to lobby for inclusion in health plan networks, and for state or local revenues to cover the services often excluded from insurance coverage. (Three appendices contain the policy questions addressed by the states, list the meeting participants, and include the meeting agenda.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Public Health and Health Services.