Sullivan CD. 2003. Improving care for families of school-aged children with special needs: Final progress report, year five, 2002-2003. Nashville, TN: Jane McEvoy School-based Health Program, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 105 pp.
Annotation: This final report from the Healthy Tomorrows program describes a project to provide family-based care coordination and support services to children with chronic health and mental health conditions and developmental disabilities. The program staff and advisory personnel developed approaches to improve assessment of child and family needs and to improve coordination of care among family, health providers, and school-based teachers and caregivers which have resulted in improved health outcomes. Contents include a project summary; a narrative including the project purpose, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, a list of publications and products, summaries of dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow up, and support and resources needed to replicate. Additional materials produced by the project include sample parent advocacy materials, protocols and clinical materials, child-specific educational materials, resources on asthma, and an annotation and key words section. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Jane McEvoy School-based Health Program, Godchaux Hall, Nashville, TN 37240-0008, Telephone: (615) 322-1561 Fax: (615) 343-3998
Keywords: Child mental health, Children with special health care needs, Developmental disabilities, Family centered services, Family support programs, Final reports, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children, MCH research, Needs assessment