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45900250 - School-Based Health Programs
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
4590-0250 School-Based Health Programs
For school health services and school-based health centers in public and nonpublic schools; provided, that services shall include, but not be limited to: (i) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming and interdisciplinary collaboration; (ii) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers; (iii) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities, in school curricula and in the provision of school-based health services; and (iv) incorporating obesity prevention programs, including nutrition and wellness programs, in school curricula to address the nutrition and lifestyle habits needed for healthy development; provided further, that the services shall meet standards and eligibility guidelines established by the department in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that funds shall be expended for school nurses and school-based health center programs; provided further, that funds may be expended to address the recommendations of the permanent commission on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth established in section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws for the reduction of health disparities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth; provided further, that the department of public health shall expend not less than $105,000 on the Massachusetts Model of Community Coalitions; and provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to enhance the commonwealth's program to administer substance abuse screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment in public schools
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