ERIC Number: ED381269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Starting Young: School-Based Health Centers at the Elementary Level.
Shearer, Christopher A.; Holschneider, Silvia O. M.
Noting that most school-based health care is provided at the secondary level, this report provides background and a rationale for implementing such services at the elementary school level. The first section of the report addresses several questions about school-linked health services, including: what are school-based health centers, why should they be placed in elementary schools, how are they funded, and how do they meet children's health and educational needs? This section also examines how state and federal governments have supported school-based health centers. A case study of a medical center that conducts a school-based health program, and comments on the need for a national focus on elementary school health are also included in this section. The second part of the report is a series of appendices describing model programs and legislation at the local, state, and federal levels. Appropriate contacts for further information are also listed. Included is an overview of the National Health and Education Consortium and a list of its members. (BAC)
Descriptors: Child Health, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Health Promotion, Integrated Services, Program Descriptions, School Health Services, State Aid, State Legislation
National Health and Education Consortium, Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Health Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Health Education Consortium; Program Characteristics; School Based Health Clinics; School Based Services
Note: Funding also provided by the Honeywell Foundation.