June 2019 Newsletter
A Note from the Executive Director
Are you out there school-based health care field and partners? Or are you enjoying some well-deserved rest after the close of the school year? Whether you’re beach-side or in your office when you read this, please know that the staff and Board are steadily working for the advancement of school-based health, even during the summer. In fact, I’m pleased to announce that our Program Manager, Kim Stanek, is back from parental leave and working full-time. Kim, myself and many from our Board and the SBHC field are looking forward to the opportunity to do some federal legislative education and advocacy in the month of June. We’ll be attending the School-Based Health Alliance national convention late in the month, and we are excited that this year’s convention, in Washington D.C., includes visits to all of New Mexico’s congressional representatives. We’ll be telling them about the great work SBHCs do for children in our state. You have a chance to do so as well! There are House and Senate bills in the works to reauthorize SBHCs, which could lead to federal funding for operations. If you are interested in encouraging your elected officials to sign-on to those bills, visit http://www.sbh4all.org/advocacy/advocacy-center/ for more information. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan has already signed on! It is these sorts of partnering efforts that will result in the improved outcomes for children that we are all determined to achieve.

With determination,

Nancy Rodriguez

Communicating With NMASBHC Staff
We are here to support you this summer. Kim is back from parental leave and NMASBHC is back to being fully staffed! Please remember to utilize our new email addresses if you need support this summer and visit our website for resources and updates. If you are a SBHC team member don't forget to sign up for the New Mexico SBHC Basecamp to participate in regular check-ins with NMASBHC, NMDOH, Apex, and other SBHC partners, ask other SBHCs across New Mexico questions or share your own best practices and find SBHC specific documents and resources.



Join NMASBHC in Washington D.C.!
We are headed to Washington D.C. for the national School-Based Health Care Convention, June 23rd-26th. Registration is still open until June 7th if you or anyone else you know would like to attend. After June 7th, registration will be available on site for an additional $25 late fee.
Twenty Years Of School-Based Health Care Growth And Expansion
An article authored by the national School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) staff has been published in the May issue of Health Affairs. The article, “20 Years of School-Based Health Care Growth and Expansion,” summarizes Census data from the 1998-99 school year to the present. Read about SBHC expansion and reach across the country!
SBHC Sponsor Corner
Opportunity to be listed as an Inclusive Clinic
Bright Spaces, Welcome Places is a project of Fierce Pride designed to increase LGBTQ+ access to mental health services, build partnerships between mental health agencies and LGBTQ+ communities, and promote training and organizational policies that will increase understanding and acceptance of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations.

Bright Spaces, Welcome Places wants to include your agency in our New Mexico directory. Agencies that adopt two or more recommended policies will be awarded a LGBTQ+ community art print to be displayed in your space. In addition, your agency will be listed on our statewide directory. See the directory below and visit Bright Spaces, Welcome Spaces for more information on how to apply.
OSAH RFP for School-Based Health Center Services
Submissions for OSAH SBHC Service Contracts were due by 3:00pm on Friday, May 3, 2019. Offers have been made to selected applicants and more information will become public in July.
Stay tuned for an updated SBHC Directory and Map on our website this fall!
2018-2019 New Mexico SBHC Map
HSD/Medicaid Updates
Opportunity to Make Comments on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates and Services
Health care providers, Medicaid clients, and other interested parties are invited to submit comments on HSD’s newly proposed payment rates and new services. The documents are available on the HSD website: https://www.hsd.state.nm.us/2017-comment-period-open.aspx. Comments must be submitted by June 17, 2019. Examples of included changes are new payments for fluoride varnish up to age 20, increasing community pharmacy fees, and others.

Proposed fee schedules may be found on the HSD website at:  www.hsd.state.nm.us/providers/fee-schedules.aspx. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click on “agree”; then click on “submit”. On the page that appears, scroll to the section titled “Proposed Fee Schedules or Rates”. Recorded comments may be left by calling (505) 827-1337. Electronic comments may be submitted to madrules@state.nm.us. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, June 17, 2019. Interested persons may address written comments to: Human Services Department, ATTN: Medical Assistance Division Public Comments, P.O. Box 2348, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2348. All comments will be compiled and made available on the HSD website. 
Tool for Getting in Touch with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
NMASBHC is increasingly being asked to guide SBHCs and their patients to the right contacts at the three Medicaid Managed Care Organizations that continued or began operation as part of Centennial Care 2.0 on January 1, 2019. In order to support those requests, NMASBHC has created to tool below. Please note that this in not an official Medicaid tool, but that all information was verified as correct by NMASBHC at the time of this publication. Should you wish to have a downloadable copy of this document, please reach out to us at info@nmasbhc.org.
Clinic Resources, Training Opportunities, and Community Announcements
Anniversaries of Traumatic Events: Guidance for Educators
This spring marks the first anniversary of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Santa Fe High School in Texas as well as the 12-year anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech and the 20-year anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado. Such anniversaries often result in considerable media attention. This may be an ideal time to highlight the positive steps your school is taking to support students and improve school safety.

Check out this great resource from the National Association of School Psychologists to help school staff and SBHCs best meet the needs of their students and school community.
Immunization Webinar: June 4th
“Building School Immunity: Winning Strategies for Improving School Immunization Rates from Washington, California and Colorado.” 

WithinReach, the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, and Public Health Seattle & King County are presenting the webinar on Tuesday, June 4th 1-2 PM MT.
HPV Vaccine Safety Self Study: Free CEUs
This self-study activity is hosted by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the National AHEC Organization and is intended for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses engaged in care of adolescents and young adults needing immunizations. 
Updated 2019-2020 School Immunization Requirements
The updated  School Requirements for 2019-20  are now approved and available on the DOH Immunization Program website. Changes for this year include a requirement for  Meningococcal ACWY  vaccine for 7 th  grade entry, and a  second dose of Hep A for children in daycare/preschool by 48 months. Visit: https://nmhealth.org/about/phd/idb/imp/sreq/ for more detailed information, including the downloadable tool below.
First Nations Youth Hiking Program
First Nation’s Traditional Wellness Program, CDC, National Indian Youth Council, and NB3 have collaborated for an exciting summer hiking opportunity for all Native youth ages 7-18. These hikes will focus on prevention education, being active, pro social values and cultural enrichment for our youth. See the schedule below.

For more information and registration form please contact Lorenzo at lorenzo.jim@fnch.org/Phone: 505-262-6533 or Shirley Jaramillo at sjaramillo@niyc-alb.org.
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