June Newsletter

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In our June newsletter, we provide an update on our HB 2591:
We are THRILLED to report that HB 2591 passed the Joint Committee on Ways and Means UNANIMOUSLY!! It passed the House floor this past Tuesday and has one more step, a floor vote in the Senate, before it moves to the Governor's office to be signed.
The bill provides funding for three things:
  • 10 planning grants for school districts to do a school health needs assessment and then develop either a school nurse model or a school-based health center to meet identified health needs;
  • 3 grants for school districts to develop a mobile school-based health center; and
  • 3 grants for school-based health centers to pilot, or try out, a telehealth model with school nurses that are located in a different school.

We want to give a huge thank you to Representative Sollman for sponsoring the bill and Representative Prusak as co-sponsor. Both are great champions for kids' health. The fact that school health services are valued by Republicans and Democrats, rural, urban, and suburban speaks to the incredible contribution that school health providers are making to communities around the state. What an incredible way to end a truly challenging school year.