Medicaid and School Mental Health: A Guided Tour Through Available Resources

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About the Session: 

Medicaid is a leading source of financing for school mental health services and programs.  In this webinar event, Dr. Adam Wilk (SE MHTTC Policy Lead) will orient attendees to nearly 20 resources – reports, infographics, webinar recordings, and more – that help to explain the role of Medicaid in school mental health financing and how to use it to pay for mental health services in schools.

View all of our Medicaid related products in our resource catalogue here.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Contextualize Medicaid among leading sources of financing for school mental health services.
  2. Access key resources that specify when Medicaid can support school mental health services and programs.
  3. Identify additional resources that explore nuances of how Medicaid finances school mental health services and programs.




Adam Wilk is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public health.  He is the Financial Policy Lead for the Southeast Region’s Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Administrative Supplement on School-based Mental Health.  Dr. Wilk is a health economist and health services researcher, conducting research on Medicaid and underserved populations, physician decision-making, and the management of complex, chronically ill patients.  He received his doctorate at The University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2015.  Before his time in Michigan, Dr. Wilk worked at The Brookings Institution and as a consultant at The Lewin Group.

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