Launch of Molina Community Innovation Fund

Molina is launching their Community Innovation Fund (Molina Fund), a $1 Million per year responsive grant application opportunity available to nonprofit organizations that provide health related services to Medicaid beneficiaries in their Integrated Managed Care Regions (this includes all regional service areas in the state that have already implemented Integrated Managed Care at this time, this includes: Southwest, North Central, King, Pierce, Spokane, Greater Columbia & North Sound.

The Molina Fund Application cycle officially opens on September 24.  See the flyer and FAQs for more information.

Skagit County includes SBHCs in legislative priorities

Cross-posted from  Skagit County commissioners meet with lobbyist firm, set goals

Lobbyists hired by Skagit County met with the county commissioners to update them on potential funding opportunities and gather information on legislative priorities.

Staff from county Public Health and Public Works offered several issues they’re hoping Honeywell can advocate for in D.C. Jennifer Johnson, director of Public Health, said her priorities include the approval of the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act, which lines up with the departmental goal of providing primary care through more of the county’s high schools.

Offering primary care to students eliminates time and transportation barriers to health, she said.

Eight Washington members of Congress have signed on to co-sponsor the SBHC Reauthorization Act of 2019.  Read more here.

At Three Seattle Schools, Brand New Health Centers Open This Fall

Cross-posted from King County School Health.  Read the full article here.

Students at three public schools in Seattle will start the school year with a powerful new addition to their campuses:  School-Based Health Centers.

The three new centers will be at Lincoln High School in Wallingford, Meany Middle School on Capitol Hill, and Robert Eagle Staff Middle School in north Seattle:

  • At Lincoln HS, which is reopening this fall after being closed for 38 years, the health center will be operated by Neighborcare Health (which runs the largest number of School Based Health Centers in King County, with 14 in Seattle and one on Vashon).
  • At Eagle Staff MS, which is named after Robert Eaglestaff, former Principal of the American Indian Heritage School that was previously on the same site, the center also will be operated by Neighborcare Health.
  • At Meany MS, which was recently remodeled, the health center will be operated by Country Doctor Community Health Centers, a mainstay in community health in Seattle (with one of its main clinics located just a few blocks away).

Free Training – Mental Health & Trauma Response Supports Training

Cross-posted from the King County School Health blog:

Mental Health Supports for Students: Cognitive-Behavioral Skill Building for Adults in Schools

Locations: Bremerton (ESD 114) and Pasco (ESD 123)

Dates: September 12-13 (Bremerton); September 25-26 (Pasco)

Apply to attend: