2016 Concord University School Health Assignment (School Nurses, RNs, etc.)

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2016
Concord University
School Health Assignment (School Nurses, RNs, etc.)
Assignment: Supporting Students and Families through assistance with enrollment
into health insurance coverage and preventive care maintenance.
Part A: Due Summer 2016
Shortly after attending the KidStrong conference, please read the Vermont model on
page 2 of the document called “Thinking Outside the Box: Building and Sustaining
School Health Programs in State Health Agencies without Dedicated Funding” at
http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/documents/ThinkingOutsideoftheBoxVermontModel.pdf or http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/Resources.html.
Develop a short implementation plan of how you will complete the “Part B” assignment
below and incorporate it into the 2016/17 school year.
Part B: Due Spring 2017
Please review the Vermont model on page 2 of the document called “Thinking Outside
the Box: Building and Sustaining School Health Programs in State Health Agencies
without Dedicated Funding”
at http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/documents/ThinkingOutsideoftheBoxVermontModel.pdf or http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/Resources.html. During
the 2016/17 school year, incorporate the following health information into the Student
Enrollment or Emergency Information Cards:
1) health and dental insurance status (insured or not?),
2) name of their primary care physician and dentist; and
3) date of last well exam and dental exam.
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Resources:
As the information is received begin to locate resources and assist students and their
families with enrollment/reenrollment into insurance coverage and finding medical and
dental homes. Utilize state and local resources to connect students and families to
coverage including but not limited to:
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WVinRoads at https://www.wvinroads.org/selfservice/;
HealthCare.gov at https://www.healthcare.gov/;
Community Navigators, Assisters and Partners in your local area at
http://bewv.wvinsurance.gov/ and https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#intro;
Work with your county Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers to see if
their programs will work with local assisters to do calls and face-to-face outreach
to parents and guardians during school “Family Nights”;
Work with the local businesses, community partners, DHHR, medical providers,
School-Based Health Centers, Primary Care Centers, etc. to ensure they are
assisting families with enrollment/reenrollment of medical/dental insurance along
with education on the annual HealthCheck exam and biannual dental exam;
Work with the State Second Chance Program to obtain computers to place at
schools for parents to utilize during school hours or after-school events to enroll
and reenroll for insurance and other supports;
Find a local doctor/medical and dental provider at WV Rural Health Association
at http://wvrha.org/ (you may have to develop a password to access the
information) or http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com;
The http://wvahc.org/ and http://www.chip.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx websites
have information and materials on Medicaid and other supports; and
Etc.
Should you have any questions, please contact Rebecca King at [email protected] OR
call (304) 957-9833 ext. 53248.
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