ERIC Number: ED261974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
National School Health Service Program. Special Report. Number 1, 1985.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
A five-year School Health Service demonstration program, sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, tested whether School Nurse Practitioners (SNP's) supported by community physicians could improve children's access to health care by expanding the health services in schools. The program was conducted in 18 school districts in medically underserved areas of Colorado, New York, North Dakota, and Utah. Under the Foundation's program, medically underserved children received access to care. Since the program's hours were more convenient for children whose parents work, even children with physicians used the program for supplemental care. A significant amount of untreated illness was found, and almost all of the health problems were followed up and resolved, or are still under treatment. Over the course of the program, the complexity of the care provided by the SNP's increased, which took fuller advantage of their special training and skills in diagnosis and treatment. (JD)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Medical Services, Nurse Practitioners, Primary Health Care, Program Effectiveness, School Health Services, School Nurses
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, P.O. Box 2316, Princeton, NJ 08540 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.