April 2016 Newsletter 
A Note from the Executive Director
As the school year comes to a close and the SBHC field begins to reflect and plan for next year, we want to remind you that NMASBHC is your partner. Whether that partnership involves supporting communities and SBHCs facing challenges or celebrating SBHCs that exemplify the best in the field, we are here for you. This newsletter includes a number of updates about celebrations at Head to Toe, but it also includes requests for feedback about how we can best serve you. Please read on to learn more and to hopefully share more with us about your needs.
Best wishes and congratulations on your service in this school year,

Nancy Rodriguez
What You'll Find in This Newsletter (click to jump to section)
  • SBHC Highlights
    • NMASBHC Participates in Roswell's Career Day
    • Rio Rancho's Independence High GRADS Class Hosts NMASBHC
  • SBHC Sponsor Corner
    • Monthly Feature for SBHC Sponsoring Entity Administrators
      • Coming Soon: Updated OSAH SBHC and School Nursing Forms
  • HSD/Medicaid Resources
    • PE/MOSAA Trainings for May
    • NPI Number Reminders
  • NMASBHC Updates
    • New Look for NMASBHC!
    • SBHC Needs Survey
    • National Legislative Advocacy and SBHA
    • NMASBHC Exemplary Awards Selected
    • NMASBHC Board of Directors Selected
    • NMASBHC Raffle
  • Clinic Resources and Opportunities
    • May is Asthma Awareness Month
    • New YRRS Data Regarding Sexual Minority Youth
  • Training and Education Opportunities
    • SBHC and GRADS: NMASBHC and Envision New Mexico May Webinar Opportunity
    • SBHA Convention Registration Now Open: NMASBHC to Present
highlightsSBHC Highlights
NMASBHC Participates in Roswell's Career Day
Many thanks to the Roswell GRADS Program for inviting NMASBHC to participate in their Career Day. NMASBHC provided health literacy tools and health career pathways information to high school and middle school students in the district. The Roswell School-Based Health Centers also participated in the event.

Rio Rancho's Independence High GRADS Class Hosts NMASBHC
NMASBHC made a presentation to the GRADS class at Independence High School in Rio Rancho in April, sharing youth health literacy tools that have been created by the organization. Staff led the students in a "family feud" style game show with health literacy questions specially designed for expectant and parenting teens. NMASBHC provides support to young families through our work with PED and GRADS. Visit the GRADS/Parenting Teens section of our website for more resources on this topic: http://www.nmasbhc.org/gradsparenting-teens.html
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 (see below), as you work to make your SBHC financially sustainable.

Coming Soon: Updated OSAH SBHC and School Nursing Forms
SBHCs across the state are encouraged to watch this newsletter and the NMASBHC website through the summer months for posting of updated OSAH-approved SBHC and School Nursing forms. Check out our tab: http://www.nmasbhc.org/sbhc-documents.html for downloadable forms.  
hsdHSD/Medicaid Resources
NM Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiner Trainings Available in May  
The PED Training sessions for Presumptive Eligibility Application Assistants continue into April. Please follow the links below to register for the trainings offered in May.

Session 1: May 10, 2016;

Session 2: May 24, 2016; https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4876754456535129345
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. 

NPI Number Reminders
Did you know that HSD's Medicaid Assistance Division requires Managed Care Organization to track the number and type of SBHC visits by their members? This is an important endeavor to ensure that SBHC care is reimbursed and to collect data on the types of care being provided in the SBHC field. As part of this effort, HSD and DOH are trying to identify the specific NPI numbers associated with each SBHC. If you work at an SBHC and you have not already completed the DOH/HSD form indicating this information, please contact Nancy Rodriguez, nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com, for more information about how to submit or clarify your NPI number for HSD. 
nmasbhcNMASBHC Updates
New Look for NMASBHC! Now Co-Branded with SBHA
Have you noticed that NMASBHC has a new look?! We recently launched the re-branding of our organization, in part to co-brand with our national partner, the School Based Health Alliance (SBHA), and other state affiliates. Our name remains the same, but we have a new logo and visual identity that you'll see on all of our materials now. The apple, which is a major part of the logo, symbolizes the critical role that SBHCs play as partners with the education field in ensuring children's success. We hope you like the new look and that you'll visit our website and newly re-launched Facebook page to see new information and tools. 

SBHC Needs Survey
NMASBHC wants to know how to best serve SBHC staff in the next school year. In order to assess your needs, we will be sending out a survey link to all SBHC team members for whom we have email addresses; many received a paper version of the survey at the recent Head to Toe pre-conference. Please feel free to email or mail us your paper survey, OR watch for an upcoming email with the link to the electronic survey. We encourage all SBHC team members to participate so that we know how we can help and can even seek grant funding to do so!

National Legislative Advocacy - SBHA
There are two upcoming opportunities for you to be involved in national advocacy that supports SBHCs and is coordinated through our national partner, the School Based Health Alliance (SBHA):
  • Ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Hallways to Health Act (S.2590/H.R. 4621), legislation that would provide federal support for high-quality comprehensive health care and mental health services to students at school-based health centers (SBHCs) across the country. Take action using the SBHA Advocacy Center: http://www.sbh4all.org/advocacy/advocacy-center/
  • Consider coming to SBHA's June Convention in Washington D.C. where a rally at the Capital and visits to legislative offices in support of SBHCs will be a major part of the agenda: http://www.sbh4all.org/training/national-school-based-health-care-convention/. NMASBHC will be helping to coordinate legislative visits, so please let us know if you will be attending the convention and rally!
NMASBHC Exemplary SBHC Awards Selected!
NMASBHC was honored to launch our new recognition program for exemplary New Mexico SBHCs at Head to Toe! The winners were recognized at an awards luncheon at the SBHC pre-conference, and we are pleased to say that Taos High School's SBHC (sponsored by El Centro Family Health) and Highland High School's SBHC (sponsored by UNM Department of Pediatrics) were our deserving winners. Special thanks to the New Mexico Department of Health and Luna Community College Area Health Education Center for their donations, which will provide two scholarships for next year's Head to Toe conference for each winning team. Check out the What's New section of our website to read a press release about the winners: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html and see below for photos of the winning teams!

NMASBHC Board of Directors Selected! 
NMASBHC is excited to announce that our new Board of Directors has been slated. Welcome to Caitlin Adams, Italia Aranda-Gonzalez, Edgar Cruz, Amilya Ellis, Therese Hidalgo, Mary Kay Pera, and Susan Wilger! Please visit our new website section: http://www.nmasbhc.org/board-of-directors.html for the current roster, and watch soon for the new roster. For those interested, NMASBHC also has a number of standing committees which do not require official Board membership for participation. Please check our website for more information, and contact us if you wish to participate.

NMASBHC Fundraising Raffle a Success
NMASBHC is thankful to all of you who participated in our first annual fundraising raffle. This effort replaced our silent auction and winners were selected at the Head to Toe conference. Winners included several conference attendees, and NMASBHC raised over $4,000, which helps us advocate for school-based health care! 
clinicClinic Resources and Opportunities
May is National Asthma Awareness Month: Resources 
May is National Asthma Awareness Month, and the Centers for Disease Control has a number of free downloadable and online tools you can use to educate your patients and their families. Check out the tools at: http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/children.html. NMASBHC is planning a new asthma project for next school year so watch this newsletter for announcements about the training and funding opportunities, and please reach out to us if you need tools or resources for your patients with asthma.

New Mexico YRRS Data Regarding Sexual Minority Youth
Check out the latest issue of NM YRRS Connections on our website: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html to learn more about the latest data which outlines the risks facing sexual minority youth in New Mexico schools. If your SBHC needs resources to support these youth, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 
trainingTraining and Education Opportunities
SBHCs and GRADS: NMASBHC and Envision New Mexico May 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 webinars were held on February 25th and April 28th. Powerpoints are available for download from Envision's website. Join us for the third webinar on May 17th to discuss what kind of care SBHCs can provide to pregnant teens. Visit
http://envisionnm.org/xcalendar/2016-04/ soon 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: