Partnering with the Community to Ensure Student Health: Montrose County School District RE-1J’s School-Based Health Clinics is a post from Public School Insights that describes in detail the success of school-based health clinics in Colorado. It’s really quite impressive. The post also describes the rationale behind the clinics and their connection to increased academic achievement.
It’s obviously been quite successful on a number of levels. My only reservation is that, based on the article, it appears that parents — from the beginning — have been viewed more as clients than as partners in the clinics’ creation and governance. I wonder parent engagement would have made the clinic even more successful?
Public School Insights also has another important post describing more in-depth how Healthier Students are Better Learners.