School-Based Health Programs for At-Risk Youth

School-Based Health Programs for At-Risk Youth Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Many adolescents, particularly those in minority and low-income communities, lack access to health information, preventive care, and clinical services, leaving them at-risk for untreated physical and mental health issues. School-based health care delivery can improve access to care and address the needs of this vulnerable population.

The featured Innovations describe a school-based program to reduce type 2 diabetes risk factors for at-risk youth, an inner city school district’s reproductive health services model, and a school-based health center that enhanced access to mental health services, particularly for minorities.

The featured QualityTools include resources to support HIV and STD prevention programs in schools and tools to facilitate school-based preventive, mental health, nutrition, and oral health services.

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.