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Schools Are Key to Improving Children’s Health

January 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 national policy brief primarily addresses the opportunities to expand on health services delivered within a school by school nurses and other district-employed providers (school psychologists, social workers, counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists), using a policy clarification issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This brief includes:

  • How states can align with CMS policy
  • Lessons learned and best practices for expansion
  • The impact of school-based Medicaid expansion
  • Federal and state policy recommendations

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