February 2016 Newsletter 
A Note from the Executive Director
Happy Leap Year! One extra day this year - let's make it count for SBHCs! NMASHBC is busy creating and coordinating new tools and resources for SBHCs. Despite the bad state budget news, we are continuing to push ahead for all of our SBHC partners. We are especially excited about the opportunity to see the SBHC field in person at the SBHC pre-conference on April 20th, 2016! Make sure you save that date as the day will be filled with opportunities to learn from one another and the experts assembled. NMASBHC is especially excited about the Exemplary SBHC Awards which we'll be presenting at the special luncheon on April 20th. We'll also be holding our Annual Meeting that evening as well as running a raffle with fabulous prizes. See you there!
Please read on for more details and resources, including information about joining our Board of Directors, and do not hesitate to contact us if there are other ways we can support you this spring!
Best Wishes!
Nancy Rodriguez
What You'll Find in This Newsletter (click to jump to section)
  • SBHC Highlights
    • Wilson Middle School SBHC: Senator Udall Representative Visit
    • Roswell SBHCs: Youth Engagement Effort for State Advocacy
    • SBHC Coordinator Retires: Congratulations Linda Filippi
  • SBHC Sponsor Corner
    • Monthly Feature for SBHC Sponsoring Entity Administrators
      • SBHC Pre-Conference Set for April 20, 2016: Register Now!
      • New Federal HRSA Funding Opportunity for SBHC Telehealth
  • HSD/Medicaid Resources
    • PE/MOSAA Trainings for March
    • Medicaid E-News
    • Coming Soon: MCO Contact Tool
  • NMASBHC Updates
    • Legislative Advocacy - Primary Care Day and Budget Cuts
    • NMASBHC Exemplary SBHC Award Applications Due Today!
    • NMASBHC Board of Directors Openings
    • NMASBHC Raffle
  • Clinic Resources and Opportunities
    • March is National Nutrition Month: Free Tools
  • Training and Education Opportunities
    • SBHC and GRADS: NMASBHC and Envision New Mexico March Webinar Opportunity
    • SBHA Convention Registration Opens in March: NMASBHC to Present
  • Adolescent Patient Resources
    • Supporting Trans Students: GLSEN/GSA Trans Thrive Conference
    • New Access for Teens in Santa Fe: La Familia Medical Center Teen Clinic
highlightsSBHC Highlights
Wilson Middle School SBHC: Senator Udall Representative Visit 
Many thanks to YDI, Inc. for hosting a visit to Wilson Middle School's SBHC for Ms. Carolyn Ice from Senator Tom Udall's office on February 2nd! The event was a wonderful opportunity to share a specific example of the value of school-based health care to families in a high need neighborhood. The team from YDI, along with Wilson Middle School's Principal, shared specifics with Ms. Ice about the sort of care that their students seek and find at the SBHC. Many thanks also to Ms. Ice and Senator Udall for continued support of SBHCs. This visit/tour and others like it, provide an important opportunity to build the understanding of policymakers about school-based health care. NMASBHC is thankful to YDI and the staff at Wilson Middle School for taking the time to plan and implement this event!

Roswell SBHCs: Youth Engagement Effort for State Advocacy 
Congratulations to the Roswell SBHCs and their engaged youth for their February advocacy efforts with the state legislature. Coordinator Tillie Crawford and student leader (and SBHA Youth Council Member) organized a group of students receiving services through one of the three SBHCs in Roswell (sponsored by La Casa Family Health) to write and share with legislators "Why I Love My SBHC!" They forwarded these letters to every member of the Senate Finance Committee to encourage them to amend House cuts to SBHC funding. This effort is a shining example of youth engagement and SBHC advocacy; NMASBHC hopes other SBHCs will consider sharing this idea with their youth SHACs and YAGs!


SBHC Coordinator Retires: Congratulations Linda Filippi 
NMASBHC would like to congratulate long-time SBHC Coordinator and advocate, Linda Filippi, on her recent retirement. Most currently with CREC as the Coordinator for the Belen, Mountainair and School on Wheels SBHCs, Linda has dedicated many years to the field and the young people it serves. Linda will be missed by many, not the least of which are the staff and Board of NMASBHC. Linda is pictured here with CREC's CEO Maria Jaramillo, who presented Linda with a plaque of thanks from CREC. Best wishes!

cornerSBHC Sponsor Corner
At the suggestion of the NMDOH Office of School and Adolescent Health, NMASBHC has added this monthly feature that includes information critical to SBHC operations that sponsoring entities will want to pay special attention to. If you have ideas or questions for this feature, please let us know! While we encourage you to ALWAYS read this section of the newsletter, we also hope you will check out all resources, especially those related to Medicaid, as you work to make your SBHC financially sustainable.

SBHC Pre-Conference Set for April 20, 2016. Register Now! 
SBHCs across the state are encouraged to register for the annual SBHC Pre-Conference of Head to Toe. Registration and the agenda are now available at the website above. The day-long event will feature a number of clinical and programming topics including suicide prevention, LARCs in SBHCs, SBHC data, sexual assault crisis management, youth confidentiality and billing, SBIRT in SBHCs, and others. NMASBHC also is planning the day's luncheon, which will be an award ceremony recognizing exemplary SBHCs. Early bird deadline is March 18th!

New Federal HRSA Funding Opportunity for SBHC Telehealth
HRSA has announced a grant opportunity aimed at expanding healthcare access through telehealth, with a particular emphasis on SBHCs. Visit:
http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281424 for details. The deadline is April 8th, 2016. 
hsdHSD/Medicaid Resources
NM Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiner Trainings Available in February 
The PED Training sessions for Presumptive Eligibility Application Assistants continue into March. Please follow the links below to register for the trainings offered in March.

Session 1: March 8th, 2016;

Session 2: March 27, 2016;

Seating is limited and space is available on a first come, first served basis. After successful registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will include instructions on how to join the training on its scheduled date and time.
If you have any questions regarding entities qualified to participate as PEDs, the PED certification process or for more information on training sessions being scheduled for future months, please e-mail us at: HSD.PEDeterminers@state.nm.us or call 505-476-7151. 

Medicaid E-News

If you don't already, you may wish to consider downloading and reading Medicaid E-News. This resource is a monthly publication that keeps you up-to-date on the latest in NM Medicaid news. For example, February's newsletter included instructions for provider updates, instructions for resubmitting claims and much more. The newsletter is downloadable from the Medicaid portal
(https://nmmedicaid.acs-inc.com/static/index.htm) by the middle of each month.

Coming Soon: MCO Contact Tool  
In an effort to clarify the specific contact persons at each Medicaid Managed Care Organization that SBHCs can/should contact for their outreach, billing, credentialing and other needs, NMASBHC, in partnership with NMHSD, is creating a poster with detailed guidance. Should any SBHC need this information in advance of the publication of the tool, please contact Nancy Rodriguez for support:
nmasbhcNMASBHC Updates

Legislative Advocacy: Primary Care Day and Legislative Cuts
NMASBHC worked hard all year and throughout the legislative session to increase funding for SBHCs and support care that happens in SBHCs. The session resulted in hard cuts to all state agencies, and SBHCs did not escape those cuts. While Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino's bill adding funding to SBHCs saw great support in a number of committees, the overwhelming deficit is likely to result in, at a minimum, a $300,000 cut to DOH funding for SBHCs. This cuts in half the gains that NMASBHC has helped make over the last two years. NMASBHC would like to thank the sponsors of SBHCs for their continued work in this field, despite financial hardships and encourages all to reach out to NMASBHC if we can be supportive in any way.
On a more positive note, NMASBHC Board and staff would like to thank the New Mexico Primary Care Association for including us in the celebration of Primary Care Day on 2/4/16. This excellent event included representatives from many FQHCs across the state as well as public comments from many supportive legislators. See pictured Representative Doreen Gallegos, a long-time supporter of SBHCs and FQHCs, as she speaks to those gathered in the Rotunda under banners from many agencies, including NMASBHC.

NMASBHC Exemplary SBHC Awards Application - Due Today!
NMASBHC is excited about our new recognition program for exemplary New Mexico SBHCs! A work group of current and former NMASBHC Board Members drafted a document outlining the characteristics of an exemplary SBHC. This framework will be used to recognize exemplary SBHCs at an awards luncheon at the SBHC pre-conference at the 2016 Head to Toe on April 20, 2016. The application for the award is available for download: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html. SBHC sponsors and personnel are reminded to submit their applications today to Kim Stanek (kimstanek.nmasbhc@gmail.com). Please contact Kim with any questions, and if you have submitted, watch for an email confirmation verifying receipt. 
NMASBHC Board of Directors Openings 
NMASBHC is excited to announce openings on our Board of Directors. Passionate advocates for the field of school-based health care are encouraged to consider applying. Click these links to the application, our Board Commitment Form, and the NMASBHC "15 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Board" or find them on our website at http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html. NMASBHC is interested in seeking broad and diverse representation from our state, including all regions of the state, all ages (with one specific spot for a youth under the age of 18), and all ethnicities, genders and backgrounds. If you have questions, please contact either Nancy Rodriguez at nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com or Patsy Nelson, President-Elect, at patsycnelson@msn.com

NMASBHC Fundraising Raffle 
NMASBHC is excited to announce our first annual fundraising raffle. This effort replaces our silent auction and will still be held in conjunction with the Head to Toe conference. Tickets are $5 each and purchasers are entered to win one of several prizes, including:
  • Ruidoso package with a night at The Lodge at Sierra Blanca with 18 holes of golf, an additional 18 holes of golf at Cree Meadows, and a gift certificate to Cork and Kettle.
  • Truth or Consequences package with a night at Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa with breakfast, a private hour soak in the hot springs, and $50 to Cafe Bella Luca.
  • Pojoaque package with a night at Buffalo Thunder with 18 holes of golf.
  • A crystal bowl from Nambe.
  • An Emporio Armani women's watch.
  • A Total Wine gift certificate.
Tickets can be purchased from NMASBHC Board and staff as of March 8th and at the NMASBHC table at Head to Toe. If you have questions or wish to buy tickets in advance of the conference, please contact either Nancy Rodriguez at nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com or Kim Stanek at kimstanek.nmasbhc@gmail.com.

clinicClinic Resources and Opportunities
March is National Nutrition Month: Free Tools
March is National Nutrition Month, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a number of free downloadable and online tools you can use to prevent and treat childhood obesity with your patients/students. Check out the tip sheets and games at: http://www.eatright.org/resources/national-nutrition-month.
trainingTraining and Education Opportunities
SBHCs and GRADS: NMASBHC and Envision New Mexico March Webinar Opportunity
If you work in an SBHC or teach/case manage for a GRADS program, please consider participating in a new series of webinars that NMASBHC is presenting in partnership with Envision New Mexico. Expectant and parenting teens have special health care and educational needs that are unique. Join us to learn about some practical tools for working with this population. The first webinar was held on February 25th and will be available for download soon. The second topic will be "Medicaid Transportation Benefits and Pregnancy Rewards Programs: Educating Students in SBHCs and GRADS Classes". Visit
http://envisionnm.org/xcalendar/2016-03/  to register. 

National School-Based Health Alliance Convention Registration Opens in March: NMASBHC to Present
The national school-based health care field is rich with best practices and support. Consider attending the SBHA Convention in Arlington, VA June 26-29, 2016. NMASBHC will be presenting on our work on addressing patient confidentiality and SBHC billing. For more information about the planned sessions and to register, visit:
adolescentAdolescent Patient Resources
Supporting Trans Students: GLSEN/GSA Trans Thrive Conference 
If your SBHC or agency serves or would like to serve Trans teens, you may be interested in participating in the Trans + Queer Thrive Education Conference (T+Q Thrive). This event focuses on supporting trans and queer youth and the adults who work with them. T+Q Thrive is unique in how it brings youth and adults together in the same space to create a space of empowerment to learn with and from each other. This conference is geared toward young people ages 13-24, and educators, social workers, counselors, school administrators, health service providers and more.
T+Q Thrive 2016 will be on Saturday, March 19, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at UNM Dane Smith Hall in Albuquerque and will include tracks of engaging youth-led and adult-led workshops, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. There is no cost to attend! T+Q Thrive 2016 is being organized by two local non-profits, GLSEN Albuquerque and the NM GSA Network. To register, visit:

New Access for Teens in Santa Fe: La Familia Medical Center Teen Clinic
La Familia Medical Center, an FQHC in Santa Fe, has opened a low-cost/no-cost confidential teen clinic at Santa Fe Community College, which is open to teens whether they are students at SFCC or not. Services include reproductive health services and pregnancy tests. The clinic is open Tuesdays from 3-6:30pm at the La Familia Dental Clinic in SFCC. Call 505-395-5229 for appointments. Walk-ins are welcome too! www.lafamiliasf.org