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School-based Health Programs

School-based Health Programs provide resources, supports and information to address the physical, mental and/or behavioral health needs of school communities, including students, staff.

Successful School-based Health Programs are built through collaboration and support between school and district administrators, school nurses, mental health professionals, school counselors, psychologists and social workers, state and federal partners, statewide local agencies, community-based organizations, and other partners. Through these programs, school health and mental health professionals are able to develop and implement preventative programming and intervention strategies to address students’ physical, mental and behavioral health needs. To help decrease the needs for intensive mental health services, local educational agencies (LEAs) require resources, curricula, and preventive programming that can be implemented at the universal Tier 1 level to help build positive school climates that will provide safe and nurturing environments for all. Services provided through School-based Health Programs can be supported by drawing down federal dollars through Medi-Cal Billing Programs, state and federal grants, and philanthropic awards. LEAs that have demonstrated success in Medi-Cal billing claims are able to support and expand services to Medi-Cal eligible students under the age of 22.

Request for Applications

Lead Local Educational Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program Specialist Request For Applications
Request for Applications for Lead Local Educational Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program Specialist grant.

Questions: Office of School Based Health Programs | Wellness@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-2212 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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