October 2017 Newsletter
What You'll Find in This Newsletter (click to jump to section)
  • A Note from the Executive Director
    • #GivingTuesday
    • NMASBHC Annual Update - Amazon Winners
    • Annual Calendar Photo Contest
    • Help Us Get Quotes from Parents About SBHCs!
  • SBHC Updates
    • Bernalillo SBHC Hosts NMASBHC Visit
    • Youth Engagement Learning Collaborative
  • SBHC Sponsor Corner
    • December 19, 2017 - Winter SBHC Partners Meeting/Potluck 
    • SBHC Coordinator Call: Next Call, December 14th
    • September Coordinators Call Video - Coming Soon!
    • 2018 Head to Toe: Save the Date and Registration 
  • HSD/Medicaid Resources
    • Medicaid SBHC MCO Advisory Meeting: January 9th
    • Training for Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiners: Major Changes
    • Centennial 2.0 Waiver Application - Public Comment
    • MCO Billing - Sports Physicals
  • Clinic Resources, Training Opportunities, and Job Postings
    • Case Manager/Community Schools Positions Open Now!
    • #ThxBirthControl - November 15th
    • Envision New Mexico Adolescent Health Initiative
    • Free Webinar: Understanding and Talking with Vaccine Hesitant-Patients
    • Anti-Bulling Resources
    • Crisis Text Line
EDA Note from the Executive Director
Here on the cusp of November, NMASBHC staff and Board members are thinking a lot about how thankful we are for those of you in the field providing healthcare for New Mexico's children. As the rush of school vacations loom, we know you are preparing children and families for winter illnesses, the emotional rigors of time spent with family and many other issues unique to the SBHC setting. Please know that we are grateful for all you do and that we are constantly working and advocating for more support for your work and the children of our state. In that vein, you'll note a number of requests from us in the NMASBHC Updates section of this newsletter - from photos for our calendar contest to quotes from parents for our legislative education materials. We hope that you'll help us help you by responding to these opportunities. And in the meantime,

Wishing you a wonderful November,

Nancy Rodriguez
nmasbhcNMASBHC Updates

Are you passionate about SBHCS? Then consider NMASBHC in your holiday giving. November 28th is Giving Tuesday, and we would love you to save a few dollars on Black Friday and then support our organization the following Tuesday in one or both of the following ways:
  • Join us for a fun fundraiser at Kelli Jo Paint and Wine from 6:30pm-9:00pm on #GivingTuesday. For more information and to register click here.
  • Make a financial gift on our website. Click here to donate!
NMASBHC Annual Update: Congratulations!
Thank you to all the SBHCs who submitted a NMASBHC Annual Update this year. Congratulations to Northwest High School SBHC in Shiprock and Van Buren Middle School in Albuquerque who are the winners of this year's $100 Amazon gift card drawing. 

NMASBHC Annnual Photo Contest and Calendar
For the second year, NMASBHC is holding a SBHC Photo contest and creating an SBHC Calendar! Start taking photos of your teams and youth for submission. Submit your best SBHC photos by November 15, 2017 to be considered for the calendar. Visit, http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html, to download instructions and minor consent forms or download them here (instructions & consent). 


NMASBHC Seeking Quotes from Parents
One of the most popular documents that NMASBHC provided to legislators and policymakers in the last year had a powerful quote from a parent who utilizes the Ruidoso SBHC (Thank you REC IX!). To further publicize to New Mexicans the value of SBHCs, NMASBHC is hoping to create a new advocacy tool called, "Why Parents Love SBHCs!"  We need your help! Start talking with parents about whether they would be willing to provide a quote about your SBHC, and you'll hear more from us soon about collecting these quotes. We hope this will be a tool you can use with new parents as well.  If you'd like to share something immediately, contact Kim Stanek at kimstanek.nmasbhc@gmail.com.

highlights SBHC Updates
Bernalillo High SBHC Hosts NMASBHC Visit
A huge thank you to the team at the Bernalillo High SBHC for hosting NMASBHC staff and board members at an October 3, 3027  visit. The SBHC is an integral part of the school and the team has deep relationships with school staff and students. Thank you for all the amazing work you are doing at Bernalillo High!


Envision New Mexico Youth Engagement Learning Collaborative
Sign up for strategies to improve youth engagement activities and enhance your QI goals!

When: Starting November 1, 2017 (weekly sessions every Wednesday 12:00P.-1:00PM)
  • The Youth Friendly Clinic 11.01.17
  • Youth Engagement and Care Coordination 11.08.17
  • Implementing the Scale of Youth Participation 11.15.17
Where: From the convenience of your office or desk space! ENM Zoom (link will be provided upon registration)

Focus: Youth Engagement Strategies

Goal: To provide presentations & discussion that improves youth engagement efforts in SBHC's to enhance clinical outcomes and inform meaningful QI efforts.

If you are interested, please contact Maya Trujillo maetrujillo@salud.unm.edu or Carole Conley cconley@salud.unm.edu for registration information.
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.

SBHC Partners Meeting & Winter Potluck: December 19th
Join us for the SBHC Partners meeting and Winter Potluck on December 19th  from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The meeting location will be Cooperative Educational Services at 4216 Balloon Park Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87109. Should you wish to call in, use: 1-404-602-9526 with passcode: 356589#. The call-in portion of the meeting will begin at 12:00pm to accommodate the potluck portion of the meeting. We look forward to you joining us. Bring your resources, requests and a dish to share with the group!

Contact Kim Stanek, kimstanek.nmasbhc@gmail.com, if you have questions.

SBHC Coordinator Calls: December 14th
If you are a DOH-contracted SBHC, watch your email for announcement of an upcoming and mandatory coordinator calls. The first was in September and the next will be December 14th. New improvements based on coordinator feedback include a smaller cohort in each call. The email with call-in/log-in instructions will come from Kristin Oreskovich. NMASBHC will be assisting in the facilitation of these calls. Please remember to designate an attendee to attend. Contact Nancy Rodriguez at NMASBHC or Kristin Oreskovich at OSAH with any questions.

September Coordinator Call Video - Coming Soon!
September's SBHC coordinator call will be posted on NMASBHC's website in the coming weeks. Visit the What's New tab to check for updates. 

2018 Head to Toe: Save the Dates
The 2018 Head to Toe: a conference for people working to improve student health and academic success, will take place April 18-19 2018. The SBHC Pre-Conference will take place on April 17, 2018. We encourage all SBHCs to attend the pre-conference as well as the full conference. Keep your eye out for information regarding registration in the coming months. 
hsdHSD/Medicaid Resources
Medicaid SBHC MCO Advisory Meeting: January 9th 
Interested in participating in the HSD-convened and NMASBHC-facilitated MCO SBHC Advisory Group? This quarterly meeting gives SBHCs, Partners, MCOs and HSD to address the many opportunities to improve health outcomes for Medicaid members in the SBHC setting. Contact nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com for details about meeting location and call-in instructions. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the first month of each quarter from 1:30 to 3:30pm. The January meeting will be in Albuquerque, hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico.

Training for Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiners:
On December 2, 2017, The Human Services Department's Medical Assistance Division (MAD) will implement a new process for enrolling individuals in Presumptive Eligibility (PE) coverage. 

To prepare Presumptive Eligibility Determiners (PEDs) for this change, MAD's PE Program staff will conduct two webinar training sessions per day on the new PE Enrollment process. Each session will last approximately 3 hours long. Capacity for each session will be limited to 25 participants and will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Sessions will begin on November 1st and will continue through November 28, 2017. Separate training sessions will be available for PEDs who are located in jails and prisons. A registration e-mail will be sent to all PEDs in the coming weeks.

All active PEDs are required to attend a training session. Any active PED who does not attend and complete one of the scheduled sessions will have their PED certification suspended, effective December 1, 2017. 

PEDs who fail to complete a PE Enrollment training session and are suspended may have limited opportunities in the month of December to complete a supplemental training session. Any PED who has not completed a PE Enrollment training session by the end of 2017 will have their PED certification terminated. To be reinstated as a PED, the entire PED certification course must be completed and a passing score of 90% must be achieved.

Due to the PE Enrollment changes and training sessions, the next new PED Certification training will not be held until December 2017.  

Please stay tuned for the PE Enrollment training schedule. F or more information on training sessions being scheduled for future months, please e-mail HSD at: HSD.PEDeterminers@state.nm.us or call 505-476-7151.

Centennial Care 2.0 Waiver Application - Public Comments Due November 6th
If you or your organization wishes to weigh in on the Medicaid waiver application that NMHSD is preparing, please note that the draft application is available online, and public comments are being accepted through November 6th: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/centennial-care-2-0.aspx.

Medicaid MCOs - Sports Physicals
If you or your organization are concerned about the many sports physicals you perform without being able to bill Medicaid, take heart. It has recently come to our attention that United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico reimburse for sports physicals. Watch for more details in the next newsletter. Please note that HSD, DOH, and NMASBHC strongly encourage SBHCs to convert sports physicals into EPSDTs if you determine that students have not received one in the last year.
clinicClinic Resources, Training Opportunities, and Postings
Case Manager/Community Schools Positions Open
Exciting opportunities at Highland High School, Manzano High School, and East San Jose Elementary. Click here for more information and to apply! 

#THXBirthControl - November 14th
Help show how important birth control is for young people in New Mexico. 
Say #ThxBirthControl on November 15th!

Adolescent Health Initiative - Envision New Mexico
Understanding and Talking with Vaccine-Hesitant Patients
Join HealthInsight for an immunizations webinar that will focus on practitioners being able to understand and address patients' concerns regarding vaccines and patient hesitation. Participants will learn communication techniques in order to motivate patients to get needed vaccines. Click here to register. 

Anti-Bullying Resource
We heard from a number of SBHCs that the bullying resources we provided here earlier were helpful. To further support work that SBHCs are doing to support young people dealing with bullying, please check out these tools (parents & kids) provided by the Centene Corporation. They are also posted in What's New on our website. They are aimed at younger children and their parents and include important definitions of what types of behavior constitute bullying.

Crisis Text Line

We all know how much the teens in our lives use texting to communicate. Share the 24/7 Crisis Text Line with young people in your school and community. A crisis doesn't just mean suicide: it's any painful emotion for which someone needs support.

Visit  https://www.crisistextline.org/ for more information.