To examine the nature of the linkages between school-linked health centers (SLHCs) and schools ; the centers'services, staffing, financing, and other operational details ; and the advantages of this model of care.
Twenty-one SLHCs completed a written survey on a range of operational issues, including types of services provided, staffing patterns, budgets, and populations served in 1995.
The researchers conducted on-site interviews with six centers and telephone interviews with 14 centers to obtain more detailed information.
Although each SLHC has a unique program design, the study identified characteristics common to all sites.
In general, SLHCs provide comprehensive medical, reproductive health, mental health, and health education services designed for adolescents.
Staffed with a minimum of an administrator, a primary care provider, a nurse, and an administrative assistant, SLHCs serve students from more than one school as well as out-of-school youth.
SLHCs develop formal and/or informal linkages with schools to improve outreach and follow-up services.
The report describes a community-based model of care that is designed to provide affordable, age-appropriate, confidential, convenient care to adolescents, a population that traditionally has been very hard to reach. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Centre santé, Association, Ecole, Communauté, Efficacité, Soin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health center, Association, School, Community, Efficiency, Care, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0374075
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.