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School-Based Health Programs and Related Programs

4590-0250

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY18 $12,069,395 $12,069,395
FY17 $12,200,005 $11,932,830
FY16 $12,737,151 $12,230,974
FY15 $12,850,007 $12,257,055
FY14 $13,038,095 $12,347,967
FY13 $12,561,643 $11,714,634
FY12 $12,645,907 $11,597,967
FY11 $13,384,266 $11,924,925
FY10 $13,646,567 $11,922,121
FY09 $19,490,285 $16,861,439
FY08 $19,630,838 $16,748,474
FY07 $20,337,293 $16,730,544
FY06 $18,356,239 $14,718,309
FY05 $25,889,514 $20,002,966
FY04 $24,827,599 $18,622,966
FY03 $20,039,830 $14,707,287
FY02 $52,576,873 $37,754,582
FY01 $63,838,932 $45,044,061
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Funding for School-Based Health Programs and Related Programs
38.5%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Notes

  • School health services were funded in four line items in FY01: two school health line items in the Dept. of Public Health, School-Based Health Education in the Dept. of Education, and the Smoking Prevention Expansion line item which included significant funding for school health services. Starting in FY04, the Smoking Prevention Expansion line item changed its name to School-Based Health Programs. There was an additional retained revenue line item designated for school health services in FY04-FY05 that is also included in this group. All of these line items are grouped together.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

School-Based Health Programs support health services to students in the school setting, which is particularly important for students who need to manage chronic health conditions over the course of the day, and for students facing barriers to care.

Funding from this line item takes two main forms:

Essential School Health Services grants go to school districts to fund nurse leaders who oversee data collection and reporting, and provide consultative and coordinating services within a school district and with other districts. (School nurses providing direct health supports to students in schools are typically paid by other school district funds, not from this line item.) Programs overseen by these nurse leaders may include smoking and tobacco use prevention programs, coordination with community health providers, as well as care provided to students as required through state law, such as hearing, vision, postural, and Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings and referrals.

School-Based Health Center grants fund health centers that operate under the auspices of a sponsoring organization (such as a community health center or hospital) and that are located in schools (typically high schools). School-based health centers must meet requirements for Dept. of Public Health licensure, and are staffed by nurse practitioners or physician assistants who are authorized to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications as necessary. School-based health centers are located in high-need areas (determined using criteria such as high rates of free lunch eligibility and limited access to primary health care), and serve all students, regardless of ability to pay. The centers provide primary and acute health care and mental health services. They also coordinate care with student support staff and outside health providers. Centers receive reimbursements for care provided to students who are enrolled in MassHealth, as well as federal grant funds and private donations.

In addition, a small portion of funding from this line item goes to improving poorer health outcomes experienced by bay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.

Updated January, 2015

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $12,069,395 $12,069,395
FY18 Leg $12,069,395 $12,069,395
FY18 Sen $12,144,395 $12,144,395
FY18 SWM $11,944,395 $11,944,395
FY18 Hou $12,069,396 $12,069,396
FY18 HWM $11,944,396 $11,944,396
FY18 Gov $11,944,395 $11,944,395
FY17 $12,200,005 $11,932,830

Notes

  • School health services were funded in four line items in FY01: two school health line items in the Dept. of Public Health, School-Based Health Education in the Dept. of Education, and the Smoking Prevention Expansion line item which included significant funding for school health services. Starting in FY04, the Smoking Prevention Expansion line item changed its name to School-Based Health Programs. There was an additional retained revenue line item designated for school health services in FY04-FY05 that is also included in this group. All of these line items are grouped together.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.