ERIC Number: ED403076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Evolution of Financing: One School Health Center's Success Story. A Special Report of the National Health & Education Consortium.
Shearer, Christopher A.
This report reviews the financial history of one successful school health center, Commerce City Community Health Services (CHS), in Commerce City, Colorado. The report reviews the center's 20-year history to provide an example of how often and how notably a center's sources of financial support can change over years of operation. The story of CHS's success is told by its executive director, Betty Pepin, and highlights two lessons for all school health center planners or managers: (1) from the beginning, staff must consider how they will ensure the center's continuation; and (2) a varied base of financial support is key to sustainability and growth of services. The report is part of the National Health and Education Consortium's (NHEC) publications series on school-based health centers and the first of two reports documenting stories of success by school-based health centers. Appendices provide school-based health center financing references, and an NHEC overview and membership roster. (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Health Needs, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, School Health Services
National Health and Education Consortium, c/o Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: National Health & Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado