ERIC Number: ED415330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Health Clinic. School of the Future: Houston.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health created the School of the Future (SoF) project to enable selected Texas schools to coordinate and implement school-based social and health services on their campuses and to demonstrate the effectiveness of this method of service delivery by evaluating the project. SoF operated in four urban sites in Texas, developing services for a middle school and one or two feeder schools in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. A variety of services were made available through SoF funding and programming. The report, part of a series highlighting a key program at each of the sites, describes the development and operation of the Hogg Middle School health clinic, the first such facility in Houston on a middle school campus. The many steps that were taken in establishing the clinic, the many agencies and people involved, and the daily operation of the clinic are described. The clinic grew out of the recognition that there is a causal connection between education and health. The school principal, leaders of community agencies, particularly the Community Partners agency of the Urban Affairs Corporation, the school district, and the SoF coordinator came together to establish the clinic in a portable building on the school grounds. Treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, immunizations and other preventive medicine, and counseling and health education services are all provided. After less than 2 years, the clinic has become an accepted and welcomed service of the middle school, providing an example of the sorts of services SoF can provide. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Health, Community Involvement, Comprehensive School Health Education, Counseling, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Integrated Services, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Health Services, School Nurses, Urban Schools
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, c/o Publications Office, The University of Texas, P.O. Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713-7998; phone: 512-471-5041; fax: 512-471-9608.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)