274873 School-Based Health Centers: An Expanded role for Drop Out Prevention

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Terri Wright, MPH, ABD , Center for School, Health and Education, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC
School-based health centers have demonstrated their impact on educational indicators such as attendance and GPA as well as on urban minority youth who are at greatest risk for dropping out of high school. This presentation will reinforce graduation as a public health priority and describe the relationship between a number of social determinants of graduation and the role for school-based health centers to make a difference.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Identify the educationally related impacts of school-based health centers. Explain how school-based health centers can impact the social determinants of educational success. Discuss how school-based health centers can expand their role to impact the entire school population.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I have been working in this field of public health and school-based health for 30 years. I have designed and led programs and state and federal policy initiatives that have succeeded in increasing access to physical, mental and public health services for underserved children and youth for over 20 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.