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Have you taken our latest survey?
With the recent Supreme Court decision in support of ACA, we can anticipate the expansion of health coverage to more children and youth in the coming years. We at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools are interested in gathering information about current billing practices in school-based health programs and learning how SBHCs and SMH programs comply with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Free Care rule.
We would appreciate your time in answering a brief survey which can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KVVJW7D.
We will be posting the results on our website in a few weeks.
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“We're still celebrating the Supreme Court decision on health care reform, but we're thinking about how it's more important than ever to make sure that billable health services provided in schools are reimbursed by public and private insurers. As a first step we are gathering information from those of you are already billing (congratulations!) or are struggling with barriers to billing. Please partner with us in sharing your experience by filling out the survey on the CHHCS web site home page
. When the responses are tallied, we will post the data.
In the meantime, check out some of these state-focused financing papers
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Kids' Health E-Newsletter,
a newsletter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides the latest resources from the CDC and other federal organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Additionally, the newsletter includes announcements from the national, state, and local levels as well as new podcasts and funding opportunities. To subscribe, visit the CDC email updates page: http://www.cdc.gov/Other/emailupdates/
Influence of Smoking Cues in Movies on Children’s Beliefs About Smoking, a recent article published in Pediatrics, explores the effects of exposure to movie smoking on beliefs about smoking in adolescents. Results include that the majority of children viewed smoking unfavorably, exposure to movie smoking had no effect on implicit associations toward smoking when experiments were analyzed separately or if the results were combined, and for smoking beliefs, effects were again small and only statistically significant for social norms regarding smoking. Read the full article here.
THRIVE: Community Tool for Health & Resilience In Vulnerable Environments, a tool recently revised by the Prevention Institute, outlines a set of community level factors that are linked to Healthy People 2010 Leading Health Indicators. It now features a simplified list of thirteen factors to facilitate use of the tool at the local level. Read more about the toolkit here.
Ayer Shirley Regional School District—School Nurse (Shirley, MA)
The Ayer Shirley Regional School District is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse for Lura A. White Elementary School. Responsibilities of the position include promoting health and safety, intervening with health problems, providing case management services, and providing students with comprehensive health services. Qualifications for the position include at least two years of relevant experience and a certification program degree is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/FMNK46FP6CH4/
Riverside Community Care—Master’s Level Intensive Care Coordinator (Cambridge, MA)
Riverside Community Care, a healthcare and human services organization, is currently seeking a full-time Master’s Degree level Intensive Care Coordinator for their new child mental health program. Responsibilities of the position include engaging families, conducting clinical assessments, planning services based upon family needs and goals, and working with other Care Coordinators to oversee implementation of plans. Qualifications of the position include a Master’s Degree in Mental Health or human services related field, a minimum of one year of experience working with children with serious emotional disturbance, and community-based experience. Spanish/English fluency is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/K2xM5f3Gg8jd/
East Windsor Public Schools—Nursing Supervisor (East Windsor, CT)
The East Windsor Public School District is currently seeking a full-time Nursing Supervisor. Responsibilities of the position include coordinating the school health program in collaboration with the school physician, preparing the annual budget for Nursing Services, ordering supplies and vaccines throughout the school year, arranging for substitute nursing personnel in all schools, implementing improvements in health programs, and planning education programs for nursing staff. Qualifications for the position include appropriate licensure from the state of Connecticut, at least five years of experience as a School Nurse, and experience in Public Health and Pediatrics is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=80328
DC Public Schools—Bilingual School Psychologist (Washington, DC)
The DC Public School District is currently seeking a full-time Bilingual School Psychologist. Responsibilities of the position include preparing evaluation reports, acting as a lead at Special Education meetings, ensuring interventions are being implemented in the general education setting, serving in a consultation role with designated personnel, screening individual student cases for proactive academic and behavioral interventions, and consulting and collaborating with parents, school personnel and other regarding mental health, behavioral, and educational concerns. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in School Psychology, Educational or Clinical Psychology and certification as a School Psychologist by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/35g7nGbmtBgW4/
Milford Public Schools—School Nurse (Milford, MA)
Milford Public School District is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse for Shining Star Preschool. Responsibilities of the position include providing medical assistance if needed during daily transportation of student with complex medical needs, acting as a liaison for all service providers, accommodating students to all specialized services, and assisting in all aspects of daily living activities for students with complex medical needs. Qualifications for the position include a current Massachusetts nursing license, current CPR certification, familiarity with all medical apparatus and prescriptions, experience with students with special needs, and sign language experience is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=80352
Children’s Council of San Francisco—Health & Nutrition Manager (San Francisco, CA)
The Children’s Council of San Francisco is currently seeking a full-time Health & Nutrition Manager. Responsibilities of the position include setting annual goals and objectives for the Health and Nutrition Program, implementing training for participants in the Health and Nutrition Program, identifying outside consultants, and communicating all policy and regulatory chances from the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree with the majority of course work in Nutrition, at least two years of experience in health and nutrition and/or child and adult care food program, two years of supervisory/ management experience, and knowledge of child care and family services. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/6ZthxtPStN2D/
Webinar: Adolescent Sleep. July 11, 2012, 1:00-2:30 PM ET. For more information about this event, please visit: http://learning.mchb.hrsa.gov/LiveWebcast.asp?id=299
Webinar: Measuring Flourishing Among Youth. July 19, 2012. 1:00-2:00 PM ET. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/625895048
Indianapolis, IN: Council of the Great City Schools Annual Fall Conference. October 17-21, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.cgcs.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=232
Previously Posted Meetings
Los Angeles, CA: NACCHO Annual Conference. July 11-13, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nacchoannual.org/
Webinar: Promoting Health Eating and Active Out-of-School Time. July 25-26, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.readyby21.org/events/promoting-healthy-eating-and-active-out-school-time
Washington, DC: Office of Safe and Healthy Schols National Conference. August 8-9, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://dgimeetings.cvent.com/events/osdfs-2012-national-conference-meeting-the-challenge/event-summary-3e01f175ccb64ba2a986846bf4f28c5d.aspx