Field of Work: Expanding comprehensive school-based health services for children and adolescents.
Problem Synopsis: Among the 41 million people without health insurance in the United States are millions of school-age children, and multiple barriers keep many additional children who are insured from getting the care and preventive health services they need. To deliver vital care, the health system needs access to children and adolescents, who spend much of their time in schools.
Synopsis of the Work: Making the Grade: State and Local Partnerships to Establish School-Based Health Centers (operational from 1994 to 2001) helped funded states and their local partners establish new school-based health centers (SBHCs) and promote policies to sustain the centers over the long term.
According to the national program office, Making the Grade:
The Barents Group of KPMG Consulting in Washington conducted an evaluation of the program. Among its key findings: