By
Anne Swerlick
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September 25, 2018

Florida's School Based Health Services: An Excellent Foundation for Improving Child Health

Florida's School Based Health Services: An Excellent Foundation for Improving Child Health

Changes in federal policies give Florida school districts new opportunities to access millions more in federal Medicaid dollars to support and expand school-based health services, as detailed in a recent Florida Policy Institute report.

There is a dire need for additional services, particularly in low-income communities. Florida's current infrastructure for the provision of school-based health services provides an excellent foundation for building up these resources. By engaging and building upon the following existing programs and resources, Florida could improve the health of Florida's most vulnerable children:

  • Florida's School Health Program
  • School Health & Medicaid Certified Match Programs  
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas Health Safety Act
  • Medicaid Managed Care Program
  • Local Models for School-based Health Services
  • School Health Advisory Committees & School Health Plans

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