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.
- Comprehensive School-Based Program Increases Positive Health Behaviors and Reduces Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Among Mexican-American and Other At-Risk Youth
- Inner-City School Health Center's Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services: Enhancing Access to Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prenatal Care, and Contraception
- School-Based Health Centers Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Adolescents, Particularly African-American and Hispanic Males