ERIC Number: ED426812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Louisiana School-Based Health Centers: Annual Service Report, 1997-1998.
Louisiana State Office of Public Health, New Orleans. Dept. of Health and Hospitals.
Louisiana's School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program, the Adolescent School Health Initiative, has reached its fifth year of full program implementation. This report aims to educate community leaders, service providers, and the general public on the variety of roles SBHCs perform and the contribution they make to the health and well-being of the state's youth. Section 1, "Program Highlights & Overview," details the history of the program and how it has expanded from 5 sites in 1993 to 30 sites that serve 65 schools in 14 parishes. In addition, this section discusses the collaborative efforts that have emphasized coordinated school health programs, continuous quality improvement, and intergovernmental cooperation. Section 2, "Who Visits SBHCs and Why," graphically displays why students visit SBHCs. This section also lists site locations, sponsoring agencies, insurance status of patients, and funding sources of SBHCs. Section 3, "Louisiana SBHC Profiles," contains descriptive information on each SBHC, including names of their participating community members and partners, staff, and sponsors. Appendices include definitions of the categories of conditions by which SBHC data are coded, the text of the state law that created the program, and the 1997-98 financial statement. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Office of Public Health, New Orleans. Dept. of Health and Hospitals.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana