Research Grants

Funding For:

Delivering Medicaid Mental Health Services and Supports in Schools

Behavioral Health


Vinu Ilakkuvan, PoP Health, LLC

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022



Summary of the Project:

This study will systematically characterize whether and how state Medicaid programs finance the delivery of mental health promotion, screening and treatment services in schools, illuminate coverage gaps and identify barriers and facilitators to delivery of school-based mental health services. Findings will inform recommendations for Medicaid policy changes to reduce barriers and leverage opportunities to improve mental health services and supports in schools.

Grantee Publications

February 6, 2024

Delivering Medicaid Mental Health Services and Supports in Schools: Current Landscape and Opportunities to Expand

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Author: Vinu Ilakkuvan DrPH, Anne De Biasi MHA,

May 2023

Leveraging Medicaid to Enhance School Mental Health Services and Supports

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Author: Vinu Ilakkuvan, DrPH; Anne Ekedahl De Biasi, MHA