ERIC Number: ED304750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: 0
School Based Health Clinics. Policy Memo Series No. 4.
Gardner, Dan; Buechler, Mark
In response to a growing public awareness of health problems faced by America's teenagers, a number of high schools are establishing health clinics for students inside or near the school. School-based clinic staff and services vary depending on levels of funding, state laws, and community standard. To pay for services, clinics rely on both public funds and private financing. In 1986 and 1987, legislation was introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress that would have provided direct federal aid to school-based health clinics. However, the legislation died in committee, and no new legislation was introduced in 1988. Like all other midwestern states except Iowa, Indiana is the home of several school-based clinics, four of which are described in the paper. School-based clinics often spark intense local controversy concerning the issue of family planning. Appended are 27 references. (SI)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Clinics, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Planning, Federal Aid, Health Education, Health Facilities, Health Programs, Health Services, High Schools, Legislation, Medical Services
Publication Sales, Consortium on Educational Policy Studies, School of Education, Suite 326, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: Consortium on Educational Policy Studies, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Indiana; School Based Clinics