ERIC Number: ED482935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Significant Contribution of Student Health Services to Student Success.
This document, put together by the Director of Santa Barbara City College Student Health Service, discusses how in the 108 community colleges in California the student health centers are in danger as administrators ponder budget cuts. To clarify the gravity of the situation, the report focuses on the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Student Health Services and Wellness Program (SHSWP). The report explains the success of the SHSWP by focusing on the following areas: (1) the need of the students for mental health counseling services and health education programs; (2) the academic programs and services initiated by the SHSWP that address the needs of the students; (3) the way that SHSWP has presented their model of success at local, state, and national conferences in order to encourage successful programs at community colleges across the U.S.; (4) program specifics; (5) data demonstrating the impact of the program; (6) demonstration of increased access, retention, completion or transfer rates for underrepresented students; and (7) program replicability. The document concludes with the conclusion that the SHSWP is only one example of a successful program that exists in California community colleges and how such programs should receive more recognition for their important contribution to students, the school, and society. (MZ)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Community Colleges, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Services, Outreach Programs, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Wellness
For full text: http://www.ijournal.us/issue_04/ij_issue04_SusanBroderick_01.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: With input from Alyson Bostwick and Madeline Burridge. In: iJournal n3 Mar 2003.