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ERIC Number: ED539630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
School-Based Health Centers + School Nurses = Student Success
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
School-based health centers (SBHCs) and school nurses know that healthy students learn better. They share an important mission: providing preventive care for all students they serve, with the goal of keeping students in class learning. They both: (1) Educate students and families about healthy behaviors and nutrition; (2) Enroll students and families in public insurance programs; and (3) Offer immunizations. The benefits of working together include: (1) Enhance students' health, academic outcomes, and overall well-being; (2) Plan and implement health promotion and disease prevention programs; (3) Increase information sharing to protect student privacy and continuity of care; (4) Reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations; and (5) Detect health problems before onset of chronic conditions. This paper also presents questions and answers pertaining to SBHCs and school nurses.
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care. 1010 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-638-5872; Fax: 202-638-5879; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC)