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ERIC Number: EJ1095885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Keep Kids in School: A Collaborative Community Effort to Increase Compliance with State-Mandated Health Requirements
Rogers, Valerie; Salzeider, Christine; Holzum, Laura; Milbrandt, Tracy; Zahnd, Whitney; Puczynski, Mark
Journal of School Health, v86 n5 p382-385 May 2016
Background: It is important that collaborative relationships exist in a community to improve access to needed services for children. Such partnerships foster preventive services, such as immunizations, and other services that protect the health and well-being of all children. Methods: A collaborative relationship in Illinois involving an academic health center, a school district, and county health department to address noncompliance with health examination and immunization requirements was formed. Parents were additional partners. Results: Examinations, screenings, and immunizations increased from previous year baselines. Greater fulfillment of health exam mandates resulted in fewer students (39% fewer) excluded from admission to school. Conclusions: The type of partnerships described is feasible and can result in improved health care for school-aged children who otherwise might be excluded both from health services and from school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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