June 2016 Newsletter 
A Note from the Executive Director
NMASBHC celebrated Independence Day early this year, by representing our state at the annual School-Based Health Alliance convention, including advocacy visits to the offices of four New Mexico members of Congress. We were joined in our nation's capital with 13 other New Mexican SBHC supporters (see many of the NM attendees pictured below). The convention and Hill visits were wonderful opportunities to learn how to improve every aspect of school-based health from peers around the country and to advocate passionately for legislative support. For those of you who were not able to join us, we hope you will plan your budgets and schedules to participate in next year's convention in Long Beach, California June 18 - 21, 2017. In the meantime, please let us know how we can serve you and the children and families of New Mexico through the summer.

Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July,

What You'll Find in This Newsletter (click to jump to section)
  • SBHC Updates
    • Roswell Community Wrestles with Tragedy
  • SBHC Sponsor Corner
    • Monthly Feature for SBHC Sponsoring Entity Administrators
      • Office of School and Adolescent Health Director Moving On
      • NMDOH/OSAH Consent/Registration Forms Now Available
  • HSD/Medicaid Resources
    • HSD Personnel Changes
    • SBHC Dental Billing Clarification
  • NMASBHC Updates
    • Incoming NMASBHC Board Member Featured in Local Paper
    • Like NMASBHC on Facebook
  • Clinic Resources and Training Opportunities
    • SAMHSA Tools for Supporting Students to Cope with Tragedies
    • New Mexico Immunization Coalition Resources
    • SBHC and GRADS: Webinar Videos Now Available on NMASBHC Website
    • July is UV Safety Awareness Month - Free Infographic
highlightsSBHC Updates
Roswell Community Wrestles with Tragedy
The New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the members of the Roswell community coping with the recent loss by shooting of Cynthia Villegas and her four children (Yamilen, Cynthia Janeth, Abby and Ida). Thank you to La Casa Family Health, sponsor of 3 SBHCs in Roswell, for their work to support grieving community members in the wake of the tragedy. Individuals interested in contributing to family funeral costs may visit a gofundme page at https://www.gofundme.com/293rgppg.
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.

Office of School and Adolescent Health Director Moving On
Office of School and Adolescent Health Director Yolanda Cordova has announced her departure from the Department of Health. Director Cordova's last day will be 7/15, after which she will be joining the Department of Workforce Solutions. The New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care would like to thank Director Cordova for her eleven years of service to the school-based health care field and her support of NMASBHC; her passion for improving health outcomes for the children of New Mexico has guided a lengthy and noteworthy career with the New Mexico Department of Health. Thank You Yolanda!

NMDOH/OSAH Consent/Registration Forms Now Available
SBHC sponsors with NMDOH/OSAH contracts can access the newly revised SBHC consent and registration forms for the 2016-17 school year at http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html.
hsdHSD/Medicaid Resources
HSD Personnel Changes
The Quality Bureau Nurse responsible for all things SBHC, Bonnie Priest, is leaving her position with HSD/MAD to get back to patient care. The New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care would like to thank Bonnie for her service to the SBHC field, especially for her dedication to ensuring appropriate and adequate reimbursement and data capture for SBHC care provided to Medicaid members. Best wishes Bonnie! NMASBHC encourages all SBHCs to reach out to us in the coming months if there is any need for support.

HSD Dental Billing Clarification

You may have heard that billing for Medicaid dental services are handled in a different way than SBHC primary and behavioral health care visits. HSD/MAD would like to clarify that dental visits that occur at an SBHC should be submitted in the same way to the managed care organization as in every other clinic.
nmasbhcNMASBHC Updates
NMASBHC Board Member's Appointment Announced in Silver City Sun News  
Susan Wilger, long-time SBHC supporter and one-time SBHC Coordinator in Silver City, was featured in the Silver City Sun News:

NMASBHC Partner, Envision New Mexico, Seeking Health Education Consultant to Work with SBHCs
The University of New Mexico is seeking a Health Education Consultant to lead SBHCs in quality improvement efforts. The position closes on 7/5. Interested parties are invited to apply online at unmjobs.unm.edu; posting number is 0834984.

Like NMASBHC on Facebook!
In addition to this monthly newsletter, NMASBHC is now sharing information and resources on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NMASBHC/. Be sure to check it out, and feel free to suggest information we should post.
clinicClinic Resources and Training Opportunities
SAMHSA Tools for Supporting Students to Cope with Tragedies
In the wake of the horrific Orlando murders, SAMHSA has released suggested resources for supporting those coping with tragedy. They can be found here or on the news section of our website.

New Mexico Immunization Coalition Resources 
Visit the NMASBHC What's New Page (http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html) to download a copy of the latest NMIC newsletter for a host of relevant resources on everything from how to sign up for required training in use of the new immunization registry to how to request free HPV promotion posters for clinics.

SBHCs and GRADS: NMASBHC and Envision New Mexico Webinar Videos Now Available 
If you work in an SBHC or with a GRADS program, please check out videos from a series of webinars that NMASBHC presented in partnership with Envision New Mexico. Expectant and parenting teens have special health care and educational needs that are unique. The webinars share some practical tools for working with this population. Videos are now available at: http://www.nmasbhc.org/gradsparenting-teens.html

Free Infographic for Promoting UV Safety Awareness Month
Visit the NMASBHC What's New Page (http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html) to download a copy of the American Cancer Society's free infographic with tips for preventing skin cancer - to promote UV Safety Awareness Month (see thumbnail here)