From 1998 to 2000, the Institute for Educational Leadership produced two issue briefs on health topics printed as special editions of a newsletter targeted at community collaborative action organizations.
These organizations have increased in number and importance as the locus of responsibility for social policy initiatives has shifted from the federal government to the states and their local community jurisdictions and agencies in recent years.
The Washington-based Institute for Educational Leadership in a nonprofit working to achieve better education and futures for all of America's children and youth.
The first issue brief, "Focus on Health" (summer 1999), is organized into two parts:
The second issue brief, "Focus on Behavioral Health" (spring 2000), contains a discussion of the critical trends in child and youth behavioral health care, including:
Both issue briefs include action checklists, lists of resources, and profiles of best-practice applications.