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They say it takes a village to raise a child, and it does! With your contribution to CASBHC, you are not only helping adolescents, but you are also helping to ensure the survival of School-Based Health Centers and the critical role they play in creating a healthy and thriving future generation of Connecticut.

The association is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your monetary donations qualify for tax deductions.

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Membership

• Individual Membership: Friend of CASBHC: $50
A Friend of CASBHC is an individual who shows their support for healthy children and adolescents and believes that healthy kids make better learners and build stronger communities. Benefits include your name on the CASBHC website.
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• Affiliate Membership: Affiliate: $100
This membership category is for organizations who wish to show their support for healthy children and adolescents and believe that healthy kids make better learners and build stronger communities. All members in this category will be identified on the CASBHC website, receive the CASBHC newsletter, and be eligible for reduced fees for conferences and workshops.
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Benefits of Membership:

  • We advocate for you on state and federal issues
  • Training opportunities and expert consultation to new and existing school-based health centers (SBHCs)
  • Discount fees on training events
  • Monthly information and Newsletter
  • Build local, statewide, and national support for SBHCs
  • Representation on statewide committees

It is being connected to a networking group of others who care about youth's health and future in Connecticut and the nation.

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Exhibit: 2021 Annual School Based Health Care Conference

2021 Exhibitor Information

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Advocacy and Legislative Priorities

 

 

CASBHC's Legislative Priorities 2021

Advocacy Center

State Legislative Priorities:

  1. Maintain funding for all School Based Health Centers in state budget.
  • Continue to work with legislature to advocate for maintaining current State funding allocation for direct service delivery.
  • Work with CASBHC membership to apply successful advocacy strategies as well as new strategies to reach out to legislators to increase support for SBHC funding.
  • Target education and outreach to new legislators and legislative leaders as well as less-seasoned legislators to increase the number of Legislative Champions for SBHCs.
  1. Advocate for further expansion of School Based Health Center (SBHC) and Enhanced School Health Services Sites (ESHS) to areas of the State where access to health care is limited through increase in state funding.
  • Conduct an environmental scan to identify areas of state where access to quality and affordable mental health care services for children is limited due to various barriers, including: geographic/transportation, mental health professional shortage area, lack of insurance (i.e. Northwest and Northeast corners of the state)
  • Promote to State SDE, school district administrators, Health Directors, town officials and legislators how SBHC and ESHS services can effectively fill the health care service gaps.
  1. Advocate for the expansion of HUSKY eligibility.
  • Include in conversations with legislators
  • Educate membership re: importance of HUSKY for parents and kids to centers’ sustainability
  • Participate in Medicaid Strategy Group campaign—events, actions, etc.
  1. Extend the deadline for Department of Social Services/Medicaid reimbursement of telehealth audio-only service delivery.
  • Monitor existing bills to expand / extend telehealth reimbursement
  • Participate in public hearings / testify on the value of telehealth services for SBHCs

 

Federal Legislative Priorities:

  1. Work with the School Based Health Alliance and other national partners to advocate for Federal funding through the Hallways to Health bill to offer funding to state based school-based health center organizations for the express purpose of providing technical assistance to existing and developing SBHCs within each state, including:
  •    provide advocacy, training, and technical assistance to school-based health centers, including maximizing Federal and State resources;
  •    support the development of school-based health centers;
  •    enhance the operations and performance of school-based health centers;
  •    work with centers to ensure compliance to core standards.

 

 

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