School Medicaid Matters 2023 Webinar Series

April 6, 2023

School Medicaid Matters
2023 Webinar Series

Recognizing the growing interest in leveraging Medicaid funding for school health services, HSC hosted a three-part webinar series in early 2023 featuring school Medicaid policy experts and school health leaders and advocates.

Recordings of each webinar are available below, along with related slide presentations. Policy documents and other resources referred to during the webinar sessions are listed at the end.  

This series was co-hosted by Georgetown Center for Children and Families and Community Catalyst. HSC is grateful to all the presenters for sharing their knowledge and expertise. 

Webinar #1: Momentum for Expanding School Medicaid: What to Expect in 2023

Webinar #2: Using Medicaid to Fund School Health Services

Webinar #3: Organizing for Student Health and School Medicaid


Momentum for Expanding School Medicaid: What to Expect in 2023

February 9, 2023

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.

Speakers

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
Orla Kennedy, Community Catalyst
Anne Dwyer, Georgetown Center for Children and Families
Margaux Johnson-Green, Georgetown Center for Children and Families

Using Medicaid to Fund School Health Services

March 2, 2023

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 18 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.

Speakers

Kevin Bauer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Christie Guinn, New Mexico Human Services Department
Jessie Mandle, Healthy Schools Campaign
Orla Kennedy, Community Catalyst
Anne Dwyer, Georgetown Center for Children and Families
Margaux Johnson-Green, Georgetown Center for Children and Families

Organizing for Student Health and School Medicaid

April 6, 2023

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 advocates and 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.

Speakers

Becky Hudock, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
Maredeth Teamer, Evanston/Skokie (Ill.) School District 65
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

The articles and reports below offer more information about topics discussed during these webinars.


School Medicaid Matters Webinar Series is presented in partnership with:

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