ERIC Number: ED427837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Health Centers: Bringing Health Care to Kids. [Videotape and Booklet].
Davidson, Brooke; Wright, Barbara
Under the new Federal State Children's Health Insurance Program, states have the opportunity to insure many children from low-income families without health insurance. School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide one option for states to expand the provider network to care for these newly insured children. This pamphlet and companion videotape detail the nature and benefits of SBHCs. The pamphlet's introduction notes that SBHCs are mostly off-site locations of traditional providers such as hospitals or public health departments, and offer services provided by nurse practitioners or physician assistants, overseen by a physician. The pamphlet next highlights the different funding sources, and the relationship of SBHCs to HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) insurance providers. Concerns with parental rights and reproductive health that SBHCS have had to address are then discussed. Legislative issues are then explored, specifically SBHC as a model of health care delivery that addresses barriers to access, and the cost effectiveness of primary and preventive services at SBHCs. The final section of the pamphlet outlines the role of legislators in SBHC policy, in setting standards, ensuring that SBHCs are included in Medicaid managed care networks where appropriate, and addressing funding issues. A list of resources for additional information concludes the pamphlet. The short companion video provides an expanded version of the information in the pamphlet. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Health, Childhood Needs, Children, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Government Role, Health Insurance, Health Programs, Health Services, Integrated Services, Low Income Groups, Parent Attitudes, Public Schools, State Legislation
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202; Tel: 303-830-2200 (Item No. 9152, 23-minute VHS videotape and booklet, $30).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program