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Healthy Minds Partnership

The Healthy Minds Partnership is a collaborative effort between schools, behavioral health providers, and the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. The partnership helps establish school-located behavioral health so students can receive behavioral health services at school.

How it Works…

The Healthy Minds Partnership is a collaborative effort between schools, behavioral health providers, and the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. The partnership helps establish school-located behavioral health so students can receive behavioral health services at school.

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    The Benefits

    Students have improved access to behavioral healthcare services, thus limiting school absences. School-located behavioral health can remove transportation barriers, and parents don’t have to miss work to get kids to appointments.

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    The Facts

    Data from districts that implemented the program show significant improvement in behavioral health clinical scores, a reduction in absences for participating students, and improved ability to focus on other student needs.

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    How to Get Started

    The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health provides the Healthy Minds Partnership Technical Assistance Awards to Idaho schools each year to launch school-located behavioral health and improve student access to needed care.

Healthy Minds Partnership Roadmap

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Technical Assistance Award

The Healthy Minds Partnership Technical Assistance Award is a non-financial award that offers valuable subject matter expertise and project management for schools and districts. These awards provide the support schools and districts need to build a school-located behavioral health partnership. 

This support includes helping schools understand what they are looking for in a behavioral health partner, building interview guidelines for selecting a behavioral health provider, supporting referral processes between school counselors and the behavioral health partner, and more.

  • The Healthy Minds Partnership Technical Assistance Award is a non-financial award that offers valuable subject matter expertise and project management for schools and districts. These awards provide the support schools and districts need to build a school-located behavioral health partnership. 

    This support includes helping schools understand what they are looking for in a behavioral health partner, building interview guidelines for selecting a behavioral health provider, supporting referral processes between school counselors and the behavioral health partner, and more.

    Jennifer MillerDirector of Special Education, St. Maries School District

Healthy Minds Partnership Technical Assistance Award Recipients

2020-2021

  • Cardinal Academy Public Charter School (Boise)
  • Elevate Academy #23 (Caldwell)
  • Orofino Junior/Senior High School (Orofino)
  • Shoshone Elementary and Second Secondary Schools (Shoshone)
  • Timberline School (Weippe)

2019-2020

  • American Falls High School (American Falls School District)
  • Glenns Ferry K12 School (Glenns Ferry School District)
  • Homedale Middle School and High School (Homedale School District)
  • UpRiver and Heyburn Elementary Schools (St. Maries School District)
  • Bickel and IB Perrine Elementary Schools (Twin Falls School District)
  • Canyon Ridge High School (Twin Falls School District)

2018-2019

  • Blackfoot High School (Blackfoot School District)
  • Cassia Alternative High School (Cassia School District)
  • Declo Junior High School (Cassia School District)
  • Irving Middle School (Pocatello School District)

2017-2018

  • Nampa High School (Nampa School District)
  • West Middle School (Nampa School District)