Bridging the Gap Between K-12 Education and Healthcare
Don’t miss your chance to hear a panel of educators, legislators and health insurers discuss how we can break down the barriers between K-12 education funding and healthcare dollars. The forum gets under way this Wednesday at the Multnomah Athletic Club with a buffet breakfast at 6:45 followed by a panel discussion from 7:15-9 a.m.
You’ll hear from:
- Kim Bartholomew, School Nurse, Beaverton District, a member of the Oregon School Nurses Association Board of Directors,
- Dr. Lisa Bisgard, Chief of Pediatrics, Kaiser Permanente,
- Sandra Clark, Population Health Director, FamilyCare Health,
- Maureen Hinman, Policy Director, Oregon School-Based Health Alliance,
- Rep. Julie Parrish, Republican, of West Linn and Tualatin,
- Ely Sanders-Wilcox, sexual health and school health specialist with the Oregon Department of Education. .
Kelly Jensen, managing director of Compelling Reason Consultants, will be our moderator.
What healthcare is actually being delivered in schools? How is it being funded? Who’s paying for it? How well coordinated is this care with other healthcare providers? What’s the role of school nurses and school-based health centers? These are among the pivotal questions our panelists will discuss.
Currently, in schools across the state, millions of education dollars are being spent delivering healthcare in classrooms. Whether it’s an office secretary helping an insulin-dependent student or a school nurse working with a medically fragile child, Oregon schools are picking up millions in healthcare costs out of the K-12 education budget.
Don’t miss this important discussion about how Oregon can better leverage its tax and Medicaid dollars to serve the healthcare needs of students.