Health Care Innovation Spotlight: Oregon SBHCs Click above to read the first of the School-Based Health Alliance’s Health Care Innovation Spotlight series, which features the integration of Oregon’s SBHCs into the state Medicaid’s accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical home program. Is your SBHC taking steps to become integrated into national and state health care reform efforts? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in our series.
New Report on the Patient-Centered Medical Home Over the past year, Serina Reckling, School-Based Health Alliance’s Policy Analyst, conducted an in-depth analysis on state Medicaid patient-centered medical home (PCMH) programs in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, North Carolina, and Oregon. Serina conducted interviews with 20 state stakeholders (including leaders from state SBHC associations, SBHC sponsoring agencies, Medicaid agencies and public health departments) to assess how SBHCs are included in their state’s PCMH efforts.
Hallways to Health is in Full Swing Our latest partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Hallways to Health, is in full swing. This initiative is part of Kaiser’s Thriving Schools movement, a campaign that promotes student-focused initiatives and workforce health. Read more.
School-Based Health Alliance Releases One-Of-A-Kind Census Report The School-Based Health Alliance unveiled a one-of-a-kind, national census report of the school-based health care field at the national annual conference held in Washington, D.C. Data for the report, which is produced every three years, were collected for the 2010-2011 school year and show that school based-health centers are adapting to a transforming health care system and, in many instances, are early adopters of health care reform.