ERIC Number: ED408040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Success Stories: How School Health Centers Make a Difference. A Special Report of the National Health and Education Consortium.
Shearer, Christopher A.
This booklet provides examples of how students have been helped through the provision of school-based health care. The stories, submitted by principals, school nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, health center directors, and students, illustrate the pressing health problems faced by students today. The problems addressed in these personal narratives are asthma, depression, tooth decay, leukemia, grieving, nutrition, vision problems, hypertension, and ear infections. The narratives relate how these problems affect a child's health status, time in the classroom, and ultimately, their academic achievement. Introductory information and a contact name and phone number are provided for each story. A rationale and suggestions for evaluating school-based health center programs are included. An appendix lists the members of the National Health and Education Consortium and gives an overview of the Consortium's goals. (Author/KDFB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, Personal Narratives, School Health Services, Social Support Groups
National Health & Education Consortium, c/o The Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($15, plus $2 shipping and handling).
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.