ERIC Number: ED263254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
School-Based Health Clinics: An Emerging Approach to Improving Adolescent Health and Addressing Teenage Pregnancy.
This report discusses the ongoing movement to provide health care and health information to adolescents through school-based clinics and other programs. The report begins with an overview of programs, focusing on: the unique health needs of adolescents; the growth in the number of school-based clinics; goals and objectives of the special programs; types of services they offer; clinics' involvement with special issues surrounding family planning; the issue of abortion; establishment and management of clinics; staff; populations served; the physical set-up of the clinic in the school; parent involvement; the relationship between clinic and school; reasons for the clinics' general success; evidence for the clinics' success; current research on clinics; costs; funding; and limitations of the clinic model. The next part of the report presents an outline of recommended steps to follow in order to implement a school-based clinic. The report concludes with a selected bibliography of resources and a list of addresses of school-based clinics. (KH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Family Planning, Health Facilities, High Schools, Program Implementation, School Health Services
Center for Population Options, 1012 14th Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.