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School-linked behavioral health services


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State infrastructure grants support school-linked behavioral health services throughout Minnesota. These school-connected clinical treatments include interventions that:

  • Increase accessibility for children and youth who are uninsured or under insured
  • Improve clinical and functional outcomes for children and youth with a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis
  • Improve identification of mental health and substance use issues for children and youth

This initiative connects or co-locates effective behavioral health services with schools and students at the local level. This project has proven particularly effective in reaching children who have never accessed mental health services. 

Minnesota School Mental Health Conference

Intermediate School Innovation Grants

Intermediate School Innovation Grants were awarded with the goal of improving clinical outcomes for students, helping students to return to their home school district, reversing the disproportionate impact on students of color, and providing support and training for school staff and parents.

Intermediate schools provide highly specialized educational programs to students and families, such as special education, area learning centers, career tech programs and online learning. Minnesota has four intermediate districts that serve more than 20,000 students annually. 

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