ERIC Number: ED390568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Where the Kids Are: How To Work with Schools To Create Elementary School-Based Health Centers. A Primer for Health Professionals.
National Health Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
A special report of the National Health and Education Consortium developed for health professionals, this document provides information necessary to promote the provision of adequate health services in elementary schools. In addition to an executive summary, introduction, and conclusion, the report is divided into four major sections. Section 1 defines school-based and school-linked health centers and discusses basic preventive health services. Section 2 addresses the question "Why 'elementary' school-based health centers?" This section provides a rationale for the existence of such centers and discusses how elementary school-based health centers fit into the school's primary function. Section 3 describes how schools work. Among the topics covered in this section are aspects of local administration (dealing with local school districts and school boards, with the Superintendent and other high level officials, with teachers, and with school nurses, for example), and federal and state level educational policymakers. The last section discusses how a health care professional can work effectively within the school system. Specific matters covered in this section include how to: (1) gather the appropriate information to run a campaign for school-based health centers; (2) seek helpful feedback from the appropriate persons; (3) design collaborative activities; and (4) generate broad support. Contains 10 references. (JW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Health Needs, Health Personnel, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Health Services, Partnerships in Education, Primary Health Care, Public Health, School Health Services
National Health and Education Consortium, Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Health Education Consortium, Washington, DC.