School Medicaid Matters 2023 Webinar Series

February 9–April 6, 2023

School Medicaid Matters
2023 Webinar Series

Momentum for Expanding School Medicaid: What to Expect in 2023
Thursday, Feb. 9 | 1 p.m. CT
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Backed with major investments from Congress and the Biden administration, Medicaid is gaining ground as a key funding source for school health services. This year, we expect to see new federal guidance (revising policies that have not been updated in almost 20 years), the launch of a school Medicaid technical assistance center, and $50 million in state grants. Join Healthy Schools Campaign, Georgetown Center for Children and Families and Community Catalyst in conversation with former CMS Administrator Vikki Wachino as we explain the opportunities – and steps involved – to expanding school Medicaid.

Participants

Vikki Wachino, Principal of Viaduct Consulting LLC and former deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Rochelle Davis, Healthy Schools Campaign
Jessie Mandle, Healthy Schools Campaign
Lena O’Rourke, on behalf of Healthy Schools Campaign
Orla Kennedy, Community Catalyst
Anne Dwyer, Georgetown Center for Children and Families
Margaux Johnson-Green, Georgetown Center for Children and Families


How States Leverage Funding for School Health Services
Thursday, March 2 | 1 p.m. CT

Schools have a critical need for federal resources to support student health, especially mental health. Since 2014, states have had the option to draw down additional federal Medicaid funds and reinvest in expanding school health services. This webinar will explain how 17 states so far are leveraging this new funding and how other states can get started. Attendees will also learn how states are increasing the types of school health providers eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.


Organizing for Student Health and Wellbeing
Thursday, April 6 | 1 p.m. CT


From school nurses and behavioral health providers to parents and public health advocates, everyone has a role to play in ensuring schools are positioned to support children’s health. Join us to learn how school districts across the country are leveraging additional Medicaid funds to expand services and access – and how you can advocate for schools in your state.

School Medicaid Matters Webinar Series is presented in partnership with:

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