Increasing Mental Health Support for Students Through Partnerships Between Managed Care Plans and Schools

There is a national youth mental health crisis, and partnering with schools is key to any scalable solution.

In this webinar, Alex Briscoe and Rachel Velcoff Hults, authors of the recently released School Mental Health 101: A Primer for Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, along with school mental health experts and youth with lived expertise, shared insights and answers about partnering with Managed Care Plans (MCPs) to increase school-based youth mental health services.

Webinar Recording


Learn more about the panelists

  • Alex Briscoe, Principal, California Children’s Trust
  • Rachel Velcoff Hults, Senior Equity and Access Attorney – Health, National Center for Youth Law
  • Debra Duardo, Superintendent of Schools, Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Rany Ath, Managing Director, East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC), Director Shop 55 Wellness Center
  • Nichole Mosqueda, Chief Administrative Officer, Camarena Health
  • Brenda Smith, Superintendent, Hughson Unified School District
  • Nghia Do, High School Student, CCY and CMHACY Board Member, Founder of Youth Minds Alliance

Agenda & Presentations

Webinar Agenda

Presentation Slides: Alex Briscoe, California Children’s Trust, and Rachel Velcoff Hults, National Center for Youth Law

Resources for Advocacy and Action

SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH 101: A Primer for Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans






School Behavioral Health Incentive Program (SBHIP) Comprehensive Stakeholder Report, December 2021





School Behavioral Health Incentive Program (SBHIP) Overview Stakeholder Report, November 2021 and 14 Targeted Interventions






Children & Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) Summary, June 2021









Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools