Annotation: School Health Resource Services provides technical information, resource materials, and research assistance needed to implement or improve school health programs and services. The reference collection includes administrative information on school health program establishment, evaluation, and revision, including development of school-based, school-linked health centers for students, staff, and families. Clinical references related to the care of school-age children and youth include national school health policies and reports, conference papers, demographic data, model programs, legislation, and historical data. State materials include policy and procedure manuals, school health statutes and legislation, and statistical surveys of school health activities. Examples of school health program reviews, continuous quality improvement programs, and minimum data sets are also available. Referrals, reference information, and publications are available to consumers. Other services include quarterly updates of What's New in School Health Resources, a newsletter, and resource packets on specific school health topics, such as needs assessments and school-based mental health programs. The organization's School Health Reference Database, which contains more than 5000 school health related documents, can be searched online (full-text copies of non-copyrighted publications can be ordered for a nominal charge).
Keywords: Model programs, School age children, School based clinics, School health