Lane County SBHC Sustainability

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The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) has received funding from Kaiser Permanente for Phase 2 of work they have been doing in Lane County to promote sustainability of school-based health centers. Phase 1 began in Fall 2015, led by Tracy Ellis and Megan Shultz of Transformational Community Alignment (TCA). In Phase 1 they conducted individual Lane SBHC market assessments, SWOT and potential medical sponsor analyses that supported development of an interactive business model tool with three- year financial projections for decision analyses. Based on this platform of work, a strategic direction and framework was created for both the individual SBHCs in Lane County and a potential future Lane SBHC collaborative network.

Phase 2 of this work will focus on three areas:

Continue support for Phase 1 relationships and process
  • Facilitate planning with Bethel and 4J leadership to refine assessment of best options for enhancing sustainability of current operations and modifying operations for long-term sustainability.
  • Facilitate discussions and negotiations as a neutral party on behalf of Lane County SBHCs with potential medical sponsors to evaluate new roles for SBHC support.
  • Plan and facilitate directly with medical sponsor staff as needed to accelerate internal decision-making regarding SBHC support.
Provide planning and transition support for school based health centers and new medical sponsors
  • Facilitate targeted services planning based on student need.
  • Develop and marketing and communications strategy to build demand.
  • Provide structure and support to strengthen medical sponsor relationships.
  • Sustainability consultation: set expectations, develop performance metrics, utilization goals, targets and plans for financial sustainability.
Assist in the development of a Lane County School Based Health Center Collaborative Network
  • Create a more formal and structured learning process among the three school districts, the county and medical sponsors to leverage SBHC assets.
  • Identity opportunities to share and leverage resources.
  • Develop a community approach to SBHC awareness, education and advocacy.
  • Develop clinical and administrative collaborations and linkage processes.
  • Enhance communications and relations with key clinical stakeholders such as school nursing
  • Develop a platform for accelerating innovation, such as telemedicine and other approaches
  • Establish a Lane County SBHC Advisory Council with student, parent and community members.
  • Establish integrated SBHC messaging regarding student needs, performance, advocacy and support.
  • Create structure for shared learning among SBHC multidisciplinary providers, medical sponsors and school staff such as training workshops, case conferences and clinical skills development with CEUs.