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April 19th
April 20th

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), in collaboration with several key stakeholders, will be convening over the next year to create a Delaware School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Strategic Plan. A planning process will be used to develop a model for expansion of SBHCs that is both financially sustainable and anchored in best practices. The goal is to ensure that SBHCs are responsive to the individual needs of Delaware’s children — who, for a variety of reasons, may not otherwise have access to the health care system for critical health and wellness services.

Delaware has over 30 years of SBHC operations experience in public high schools, and despite a statewide network of SBHCs in Delaware, there is considerable variation in the provision of health care services at both the local and the national level. Delaware’s FY20 Budget Epilogue (HB 225) includes funding to establish SBHCs in high-need elementary schools, in addition to growing interest in the expansion of SBHCs in middle schools. DHSS/DPH has identified funding to launch a comprehensive tactical approach and has contracted with Health Management Associates to provide facilitation, outreach, independent research and analysis, and plan development for the work of the Strategic Planning Process and Steering Committee. Planning will ensure the effectiveness and viability of SBHC growth. The stakeholders will provide input to aid in the identification of successful, replicable, and feasible reimbursement models, as well as best practices, followed by plans for implementation and evaluation to assess the impact.

STRATEGIC PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE

Dr. Jon Cooper
Co-Chair
Director, Division of Behavioral Health - Colonial School District
Dr. Aileen Fink
Co-Chair
Behavioral Health Administrator, Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Leah Woodall, MPA
Section Chief, Family Health Systems Delaware Division of Public Health
Kristin Dwyer
Director of Legislation and Political Organizing, Delaware State Education Association
Christine Visher
Director, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies - University of Delaware
Christina Crooks Bryan
Director, Communications and Policy - Delaware Healthcare Association
Forrest Watson III, BS, MBA
Founder & CEO / Executive Director - Life Health Center
D. Patches Hill
Director & CIO - Delaware Department of Education
Yvette Santiago
President, Board of Education - New Castle County Vo-Tech School District
Midge Barrett
Executive Director - SBHC Alliance
Catherine O'Neill, LCSW
Beebe School Based Health Center, Lic. Clinical Social Worker, Indian River HS
Amy Burnett, FNP-C
Bayhealth School Wellness Center, Center Coordinator (Smyrna High School)
Rochelle Lazorchak
Social Services County Operations Manager
Dr. Liz Brown
Medical Director - Delaware Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance
Kimberly Robinson, Esq.
Director, State Regulatory & Government Affairs - Cigna Corp.
Susan Haberstroh
Director, School Support Services - Delaware Department of Education
Dr. Priscilla Mpasi, MD, FAAP - Pediatrician
Pediatrician-Pedriatrics Specialist
Dr. Harry Lehman III, MD
Pediatric Services - Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
Rosa Rivera
Operations Officer - La Red Health Center
Kathy Cannatelli
Director, Center for Community Health - Christiana Care Health System
Dr. John Marinucci
Executive Director - Delaware School Boards Association
Fran Russo-Avena, RN, MSN, MSM
Delaware Technical & Community College
Delaware Division of Public Health Staff: Dr. Gloria James, Ph.D
Chief Bureau of Adolescent and Reproductive Health
Delaware Division of Public Health Staff: Cassandra Davis, MSM
Director of Adolescent Health

 

For rosters of all steering committees, workgroups, and subject matter experts, please click here.

 


Steering Committee

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Location: Zoom
For meeting password, please contact dhawkinson@healthmanagement.com

  • Thursday, February 18
    9:30 to 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, March 18
    9:30 to 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, April 15
    9:30 to 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, May 20
    9:30 to 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, June 17
    9:30 to 10:30 AM

 

Documents

 

IN PREPARATION FOR THE RETREAT...

Please review the follow key documents in preparation for the Steering Committee’s retreat on December 17. These materials provide the context, background, and research from which the Steering Committee will review the draft workgroup recommendations and develop the final recommendations for the strategic plan.


Infrastructure, Policy, & Operations Workgroup

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Dates: Every Thursday (Sep. 10 – Nov. 19)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom

For meeting password, please contact dhawkinson@healthmanagement.com

 

Documents



Finance & Sustainability Workgroup

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Location: Zoom
For meeting password, please contact dhawkinson@healthmanagement.com

Dates: Every Thursday (Sep. 10 – Nov. 19)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Documents


infrastructure Implementation Workgroup

UPCOMING MEETING DATES

Location: Zoom
For meeting password, please contact drodin@healthmanagement.com

 

Documents


Delivery Implementation Workgroup

UPCOMING MEETING DATES

Location: Zoom
For meeting password, please contact dhawkinson@healthmanagement.com

 

Documents