July 2016 Newsletter 
A Note from the Executive Director
NMASBHC is bracing for a new school year; are you?! I'm not sure if the summer seems shorter each year, or if it is just me, but I hope all of you who work in schools had an opportunity to rejuvenate your passion for helping New Mexico's children through this seemingly short break. We here at NMASBHC have busily been preparing a host of new tools and opportunities to serve those who work in school health, and I hope everyone will engage us in these efforts. Coming soon are the following:
  • A technical assistance survey will be coming to every SBHC in our state; if you receive one, please complete and return the survey to help us serve you more effectively!
  • An SBHC update form: if you work in an SBHC, your team will receive this form that we use to update our online and print directories (the only one in the state!); please make sure someone on your team completes and submits the form. Watch for information about how you can get a gift card for the timely submission.
  • Reproductive health care toolkits for all SBHCs; watch the mail for this box of goodies to help guide your work. A follow up technical assistance call is scheduled for the fall - please join us!
  • Early childhood toolkits for SBHCs serving the 0-4 age group; watch the mail for this box of goodies to help guide your work. A follow up technical assistance call is scheduled for the fall - please join us!
In the meantime, please let us know how else we can serve you and the children and families of New Mexico as you plan for a new school year.
Wishing you renewed vigor, 
Nancy Rodriguez
What You'll Find in This Newsletter (click to jump to section)
  • SBHC Highlights
    • New SBHCs Coming Soon!
  • SBHC Sponsor Corner
    • Monthly Feature for SBHC Sponsoring Entity Administrators
      • National Health Center Week: August 7-13, 2016
      • NMDOH/OSAH Consent/Registration Forms Now Available
      • Head to Toe 2016 - 20th Anniversary Video Now on Youtube
  • HSD/Medicaid Resources
    • HSD Personnel Changes
    • Free Medicaid Training Materials Available Online
  • NMASBHC Updates
    • NMASBHC Releases Two "History of the Movement" Documents
    • Ways to Contribute to NMASBHC
    • Like NMASBHC on Facebook
  • Clinic Resources, Training Opportunities, and Job Postings
    • A Tool for School Nurses and SBHCs - the Great Combination
    • Got Shots Free Immunization Resource
    • UNM Department of Pediatrics Launches Adolescent Health Inititative
    • Department of Health Posts Gallup-Area School Health Advocate Position
highlights SBHC Highlights
New SBHCs Coming Soon
Despite a challenging funding environment, sponsoring partners across the state are stepping up to the plate to provide care to children through new school-based health centers. NMASBHC would like to congratulate Ben Archer Health Center for adding Arrowhead High School in Las Cruces, NM to their family of clinics and the University of New Mexico, Department of Pediatrics for adding Manzano High School in Albuquerque, NM to their family! Both are slated to open this fall. If others are in the process and would like to announce their clinics' openings here, please contact NMASBHC.
cornerSBHC Sponsor Corner
At the suggestion of the NMDOH Office of School and Adolescent Health, NMASBHC has added this monthly feature that includes information critical to SBHC operations that sponsoring entities will want to pay special attention to. If you have ideas or questions for this feature, please let us know! While we encourage you to ALWAYS read this section of the newsletter, we also hope you will check out all resources, especially those related to Medicaid, as you work to make your SBHC financially sustainable.
National Health Center Week
For those SBHC sponsors that are Federally Qualified Health Centers, August is a special month. The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announced that August 7-13, 2016 will be National Health Center Week with the theme: "Celebrating America's Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health." National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers. While there are countless reasons to celebrate America's Health Centers, among the most important and unique is their long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States. Thank you FQHCs for your service and for incorporating SBHCs into so many of your operations to make sure that children are served! For more information, check out:

NMDOH/OSAH Consent/Registration Forms Now Available

SBHC sponsors with NMDOH/OSAH contracts can access the newly revised SBHC consent and registration forms for the 2016-17 school year - now available for download at http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html.

Head to Toe 2016 - 20th Anniversary Video Now on Youtube
Those who attended the 2016 Head to Toe conference got the opportunity to see a special video about the history of the school-based health movement. For those of you who didn't get the chance, you can now view the video on YouTube at:
https://youtu.be/B4vyl0JP00w. Thank you to all who participated in the video and to all of you who are the next generation of this great movement to provide health care to children in New Mexico!  
hsdHSD/Medicaid Resources
HSD Personnel Changes
The Quality Bureau Nurse responsible for all things SBHC, Bonnie Priest, has left her position with HSD/MAD. The position is moving to the Centennial Care Bureau and will be posted soon (watch this newsletter for future posting information). If you need assistance in ensuring appropriate and adequate reimbursement and data capture for SBHC care provided to Medicaid members in the meantime, please contact Erica Archuleta at Erica.Archuleta@state.nm.us. NMASBHC encourages all SBHCs to reach out to us in the coming months if there is any need for support as well.

Free Medicaid Training Materials Available Online
Did you know that the NM Human Services Department website has a number of free training options that can help your team maximize correct billing for Medicaid? Check out:
https://nmmedicaid.acs-inc.com/static/ProviderInformation.htm#TrainingPresentations to download powerpoint presentations or get information about live webinars.  
nmasbhcNMASBHC Updates
NMASBHC Releases Two "History of the Movement" Documents
Did you know that we have two living documents about the history of school-based health in the state of New Mexico that you can use to advocate for school-based health? NMASBHC Board Members and staff have released a narrative about the movement's and organization's history as well as a visual timeline. Check them out on our website:
. If you know more facts and dates that should be added, or spot errors, please let us know!

Ways to Contribute to NMASBHC
  • Passive Giving That Doesn't Cose You a Dime: Check out our flyer to learn more about how your shopping at Smith's or on Amazon can contribute to NMASBHC: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html.
  • New Donation Option - MyChange: An online way to set up your debit or credit card purchases to round up and donate those extra cents to NMASBHC. Check our instruction/FAQ Page to learn more: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html.
Like NMASBHC on Facebook!
In addition to this monthly newsletter, NMASBHC is now sharing information and resources on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NMASBHC/. Be sure to check it out, and feel free to suggest information we should post. 
clinicClinic Resources, Training Opportunities, and Postings
School Nurses and SBHCs - the Great Combination 
As the new school year kicks off, remind families and schools that student success is best when there is both a school nurse AND a school-based health center to serve the school community. Check out this great tool, available for download at http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html

Got Shots Clinics 
The annual Got Shots initiative will take place July 30-August 13, 2016. There are 64 providers from 25 counties participating. Please join the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Primary Care Association and the New Mexico Immunization Coalition, along with their managed care partners, Molina, UnitedHealthcare, Presbyterian, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico in making sure that all New Mexico children are immunized on time! Many sites provide Medicaid Eligibility services during the event. To see who is participating in your county, go check out the interactive map on the website.   If providers want to sign up, visit the website and download the registration form: http://hsc.unm.edu/programs/nmimmunization/gotshot.html

UNM Department of Pediatrics Launches Adolescent Health Initiative 
Are you interested in improving care for adolescents? If yes, consider joining Envision New Mexico for the Adolescent Health Initiative telehealth series! This program will cover best-practice care for adolescents in the following core areas: basic concepts in adolescent health and development, effective communication, laws, policies and quality standards, and clinical care of adolescents with specific conditions. Check out the flyer at: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html
for more information about the schedule and registration.

NMDOH Posts Gallup-Area School Health Advocate Position 
Visit the State Personnel Office website to see the posted SHA position:   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newmexico/jobs/1475542/registered-nurse-school-health-advocate-advanced-doh-phd-10999 The position closes August 7th so spread the word quickly or apply now.