To increase the number of students receiving mental health services, Connecticut schools have engaged community mental health providers in delivering school-based care.
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The three LEAs (Lyon, Nye, and Washoe School Districts) partnered to develop and provide mental and behavioral health consultation, screening, assessment, and treatment for students and their families on site at school.
Examines how community schools finance their work and describes the ways in which these schools use existing dollars to generate resources, partnerships, and activities to achieve their desired results.
Identifies specific, doable approaches to improve access, utilization and quality of care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid. Examples of state successes are offered along with web-based links to resources, tools, and more in-depth.
Discusses early lessons learned from the first Social Impact Bond in the United States which aimed to equip adolescents ages 16 to 18 incarcerated in the New York City jail system with the social and emotional skills to help them make better life choices when they leave jail.
Provides a five-step model for ensuring the sustainability and quality of Pay for Success (PFS) programs, which directs private capital to social programs, with the opportunity for a return on investment if the programs achieve performance targets.
Examines government accountability and efficiency and analyzes social impact bonds, a promising new approach to the government financing of social service programs or social “interventions.”
Discusses the Social Impact Bond model as a promising new approach that combines performance-based payments and market discipline with the potential to improve results, overcome barriers to social innovation, and encourage investments in cost-saving preventative service.
Explains The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) component of Medicaid to assist users with planning, program design, policy development, and community partnership development
Discusses Medicaid and mechanisms to help states support mental and behavioral health services. It includes the Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis Treatment (EPSDT) benefit, and how to create effective community-based behavioral health services for children and youth covered under Medicaid.