PI: Lindsey Bullinger, MPA, PhD & Angelica Meinhofer, PhD
Amount: $439,547
Timeline: Mar. 2022 - Mar. 2025
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Prevention

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The Effect of School-Based Health Centers on the Medical and Behavioral Outcomes of Medicaid-Enrolled Children Exposed to Parental Opioid Use

The opioid crisis has increased the number of children living with parents with opioid use disorder (OUD), putting them at risk of having adverse childhood experiences that can affect their health and wellbeing throughout their lives. This project will test the hypothesis that school-based health centers are good vehicles through which to identify kids at risk and intervene to provide services. The project, which focuses on children enrolled in Medicaid, will inform school-based health center programs as well as Medicaid reimbursement policies and help make the case for expanding services to children affected by OUD in more schools.