HHS Kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month with New Fact Sheet and a $25 Million Investment in School-Based Health Centers

Last week, HHS announced that they have awarded nearly $25 million to Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded health centers that deliver services at school-based sites in underserved communities. These awards build upon the $5 million that HRSA distributed to new and existing school-based service sites in September 2021. Similar to last year’s round of […]

American Academy of Pediatrics and Georgetown University CCF Urge PHE Extension to Protect Children from Losing Medicaid Health Coverage

In an opinion piece for The Hill, American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Moira Szilagyi and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Executive Director Joan Alker explain why it is so critical for the Biden administration to continue the public health emergency beyond July 15. An estimated 7 million children nationwide are at considerable risk […]

In South Dakota, Medicaid Expansion May Be Up to Voters

In states that have not expanded Medicaid, it’s not for lack of options on how to enact expansion. States have used multiple options to expand Medicaid, including legislation, executive action, and voter-led actions. In South Dakota, ​​one of the twelve remaining states that has yet to expand Medicaid, lawmakers put forward legislation earlier this year […]