Policy Priorities

SCHA-MI Policy Priorities 2015-16

ASK 1

Please support continuation funding in the FY 2016 budget as recommended by the Governor and both House and Senate subcommittees.

Current state funding for existing child and adolescent health centers is $3,557,300 and is included in the K-12 budget as part of at-risk funding. 

Status: Recommendations for the FY16 Budget are in-Progress

ASK 2

Please support restoration of $2 million General Fund in the FY 2016 budget to allow these important pilots to demonstrate their effectiveness in serving a broader school population.


The current year budget includes $2 million in the Department of Community Health to fund a pilot program for nursing and behavioral health care provided by mobile teams working from a hub site to serve other schools in the community.  Three pilot centers (Muskegon and Detroit) have just begun operating after significant investment and preparation for a multi-year effort.  However the Governor’s FY 2016 budget does not include funding to continue the pilots.  The House and Senate Community Health budgets currently include placeholders to allow the pilots to continue as planned.  As an alternate solution, the Senate K-12 budget includes $2 million for the pilots. 

Status: Recommendations for the FY16 Budget are in-Progress

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