Research Category: Health Care

Policy Statement on Funding Mechanisms for School-Based Health Services

January 20, 2016

School health services play a critical role in ensuring that children and youth have access to high-quality, affordable health care. By providing physical health, mental health, oral health, and youth development services on school campuses, school-based health centers (SBHCs) and other school health providers positively impact students’ health and learning.

Creating Asthma-Friendly Schools: Lessons Learned for Managing Asthma and Decreasing Student Absenteeism

November 7, 2015

In 2003, five million school-aged children and youth nationwide were reported to have asthma, and 3.1 million had experienced an asthma episode or attack within the previous year. Asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism, which can negatively affect students’ academic performance. In the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County area...

Interventions and Strategies to Improve Health and Increase Academic Performance Among Groups Experiencing Health Disparities

In the United States, some racial and ethnic populations suffer disproportionately from preventable diseases, many of which result from health-related behaviors established during childhood and adolescence. School programs that address risk behaviors among youth can help improve the health of populations at risk for these health disparities. Coordinated School Health...

Investing in School Staff Health: Protecting the Workforce of Today to Nurture Our Youth for Tomorrow

School systems employ more than 4% of the U.S. workforce, totaling more than 6.7 million people. Although addressing the well-being of schoolchildren is a major concern among health and education agencies, the nation historically underemphasizes efforts to maintain and improve the health of those caring for schoolchildren. Many private companies...

HCFGKC 10 Year Report

September 15, 2015

As HCF completes its first decade of grantmaking, we have looked back across the health care landscape to better understand the accomplishments and obstacles surrounding care to the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City region. Our objective is to learn from, and reflect upon, past experience, in order to...

HPV Initiative Evaluation Summary

July 21, 2015

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the REACH Healthcare Foundation partnered and funded an initiative in 2007 that provided free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for girls and women (age 9-26). The vaccine was available at a variety of safety net, primary care, and public health department facilities...

Cultural Competence: It All Starts at the Front Desk

May 31, 2015

A great deal of training and effort has been directed at supporting health care and other professionals to provide culturally and linguistically competent services and supports. For most families, however, many interactions precede the actual encounter with the health care provider.

Co-Occuring Disorders Best Practices Literature Review

Various sources on co-occurring disorders (also called dual diagnosis) agree that although there is no one “correct” approach to the treatment of persons who experience both substance abuse and mental illness, there are a number of promising programs and some general principles/practices to be used.

Creating Healthy Schools: Family Involvement (Staff)

April 1, 2015

Our school district cares about the health and well-being of staff members and students and understands the influence parent and family actions have on student behaviors.

Supporting Safe Places (Poster)

February 7, 2015

Safety is freedom from more than just violent situations - it's also freedom from anxiety.

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