Our policy efforts include:
- Working with state and local health officials to explore opportunities for government funding for school-based health care.
- Creating new partnerships with other health and public organizations to garner their support for school-based health care and leverage resources.
- Working with foundations, businesses, government entities, individuals and other funders to gain support, create funding opportunities and build financial sustainability for school-based health centers.
- Collaborating with third party payers to set up billing systems so that school-based health centers can be reimbursed for the services they provide.
Our current focus are is confidentiality in billing. By collaborating with a variety of stakeholder organizations and working with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, the Alliance's work has been critical to creating a new rule to protect health information.