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Title: Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers Keeping Students Healthy and Ready to Learn


1
Illinois Coalition for School Health
CentersKeeping Students Healthy and Ready to
Learn
School Health Initiatives Midwestern Regional
Meeting July 23, 2008 Blair Harvey, ICSHC
Project Director
2
Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers
  • MISSION
  • To improve the physical and mental health
    of children and adolescents in Illinois by
    fostering the development, stabilization and
    expansion of school health centers.
  • GOALS
  • advocacy ? evaluation
  • networking ? funding
  • quality assurance ? sustainability

3
Illinois School Health Centers
  • Keeping Students Healthy and Ready to Learn

4
50 SHCs across Illinois
5
27 SHCs in Chicago
6
Illinois School Health Centers FY 2007
  • 40 out of 50 school health centers report the
    following
  • IL SHCs serve 98 schools in 15 counties
  • 78 of SHCs are in Title I schools
  • 78,075 students were enrolled to receive services
  • There were 103,469 total visits to SHCs

Data sources School Health Center Report Card FY
2007
Data
7
Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition
  • Established 1988
  • Promote and improve the health of women, children
    and families
  • House four projects Chicago Area Immunization
    Campaign, Consumer Voices for Coverage, Save our
    Babies and the Illinois Coalition for School
    Health Centers

8
History
  • Established 1996
  • Group of SHC providers worked to find ways to
    bill Medicaid for services
  • 1998 integrated into IMCHC
  • 2001 state funding secured for staff

9
Successes of Collaboration
  • Established unique Medicaid provider code
  • Secured an additional 2 million from the states
    tobacco settlement to support SHCs
  • Approved standardized site license agreement for
    all SHCs in the Chicago Public School District
  • Established SHCs as direct access point within
    the state childrens health insurance program,
    AllKids
  • Passed state legislation to increase funding for
    SHCs
  • Contributed to growth of SHCs from 17 in 1996 to
    50 today

10
Program
  • Represent those who support, receive and provide
    health care in schools and school-connected
    programs
  • Public Education and Communication
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Program and Professional Development

11
Education and Communication
  • Educate at the local, state and federal levels
  • Host awareness campaigns
  • Provide tools for SHCs and partners

12
Policy and Advocacy
  • Increase public support for SHCs at local, state,
    federal levels
  • Integrate SHCs into the health care system
  • Create policy agenda

13
Program and Professional Development
  • Provide training and technical assistance to
    improve programs
  • TAT Partnership
  • Administrative Cost-Sharing Project
  • State-wide conference, regional meetings

14
Organizational Structure
  • Steering Committee and 3 working Committees
  • Public Education and Advocacy
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Conference Planning
  • Regional Network

15
Staffing
  • Project Director, FTE
  • Project Associate, FTE
  • Program Consultant, 33 FTE
  • Americorps Intern

16
  • Blair Harvey, bharvey_at_ilmaternal.org,
    312-491-8161
  • www.ilmaternal.org
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