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Maine School Based Health Center Services Grant

Sponsors
Maine Department of Education, Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Aug 17, 2022
Contact

Brittany Hall
brittany.hall@maine.gov

Purpose

This program provides funding to establish School Based Health Centers (SBHC) to deliver or expand access to integrated medical and behavioral health services to students in middle and/or high schools in Maine. Funding will support the establishment of SBHCs in rural and medically underserved areas of the state, improve equity in accessing healthcare services for students of color, and support the provision of preventive oral health services.

Required SBHC activities include:

  • Provide School Based Health Center (SBHC) services at school(s) that serve students between 7th and 12th grades
  • Provide preventive and acute medical and behavioral health services for enrolled students
  • Ensure SBHC services are available and provided to students during non-school hours and when school is not in session
  • Collect and enter SBHC service data into each students electronic health record
  • Ensure compliance with standards of patient confidentiality and appropriate release of information
  • Establish protocols for responding to students who are identified as suicidal or in mental health crisis
  • Establish and maintain policies, procedures, and standards of care that comply with performance standards
  • Develop and maintain systems for billing third-party payers for medical and behavioral health services
  • Participate in professional development, quality improvement initiatives, and reporting requirements
  • Develop and implement a marketing and outreach plan targeted to families, caregivers, and students to facilitate information sharing and increase enrollment in the SBHCs.
  • Develop and implement a plan for management and coordination of the SBHC
Eligibility

School administrative units (SAU) and healthcare organizations in Maine are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Maine
Amount of funding

A table describing funding amounts available under each grant component is available in the application instructions.

Rural applicants are eligible to apply for additional funding of up to $3,000 per SBHC site under Component 3.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email the completed application to Proposals@maine.gov.
Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Healthcare needs and services · Oral health · Racial and ethnic groups · Schools · Suicide and suicide prevention · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Maine



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