Evaluation of the School-Based Adolescent Health Care Program - Phase II

The Foundation's School-Based Adolescent Health Care Program was designed to strengthen the capacity of communities and families to meet the multiple health and health-related needs of adolescents by utilizing local public secondary schools as a principal locus of care.The purpose of this project is to implement an evaluation of the Foundation's School-Based Adolescent Health Care Program. The objectives are: (1) to describe the establishment and operations of the projects; and (2) to determine the impact of comprehensive health care clinics on the health and health-related outcomes of adolescents. The evaluation contains two components: a study of the implementation of the Program (drawing data from site visit interviews and from the Program's management information system), and an assessment of the clinics' impact on health outcomes (using data collected from a survey of adolescents in Program schools and in comparison schools). The evaluation will provide an understanding of the effectiveness of school-based clinics in addressing the many serious health problems of adolescents. Owing to the sensitive nature of adolescent health problems, the difficulty in gathering information from this highly mobile population, and the first-time use of a commercial firm in a Foundation evaluation, this project has considerable risk attached to it. However, the proposed arrangement will be closely monitored and should yield timely interim results, as well as useful information for policymakers and health care providers.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $2,832,587.00

Awarded on: 2/11/1988

Time frame: 3/1/1988 - 12/31/1994

Grant Number: 54813

Grantee

MathTech, Inc.

202 Carnegie Center, Suite 111
Princeton, 08540-6239

William A. Morrill
Project Director

609-520-3850