Renames thePublic School Health Center Support Programthe School-Based Health and Education Partnership Program and makes changes to the requirements and funding levels. Creates a new type of grant to fund interventions related to obesity, asthma, alcohol and substance abuse, and mental health. More specifically this bill:
1. Renames the PSHCSP, the School-Based Health and Education Partnership Program (SBHEPP).
2. Changes the sustainability grant amount from between $25,000 and $125,000 per year for a three year period to between $50,000 and $100,000 on a one time basis. Deletes the requirement that these funds be used for operating or enhancing programming to include oral health or mental health and instead requires that the grant be used to develop new and leveraging existing funding streams to support a sustainable funding model for SBHC’s.
3. Creates a new grant category, population health grant, for amounts between $50,000 and $125,000 for a period of three years to fund interventions to implement population health outcomes and target specific health or education risk factors, including but not limited to: obesity prevention programs, asthma prevention, early intervention for mental health and alcohol and substance abuse prevention.
4. Adds requirements for grantees to strive to address the population health of an entire school by focusing on prevention services.