Online Program

Implementing a Pilot Project to Expand the Role of School-Based Health Centers to Prevent Dropout

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Terri Wright, PhD, MPH, Centers for Public Health Policy and School, Health and Education, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC
An overview of the pilot project initiated by APHA's Center for School, Health and Education. The presentation will examine the intersections of health, public health and educational success. This discussion will also include an examination of why school-based health centers are a key strategy for school-wide intervention and prevention in the health and socially related barriers to graduation.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the rationale for expanding the role of SBHCs to prevent dropout including, the strategic planning and implementation process.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the Center for School, Health and Education that designed and implemented the “Expanded Role for School-based Health Centers to Prevent Dropout” strategic model and pilot project.
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.