Case Study Assignment Expectations: for this assignment you will respond to questions regarding school health programs. Please answer these questions:
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of school-based health programs. Be sure to distinguish the difference between a basic, expanded and comprehensive school health program.
List the 8 components of coordinated school health programs. How are they interconnected and why are they important.
Define the roles of Education and Public Health Departments. Should Public health departments provide primary medical care? How “bright” is the line between public health and personal health within the context of public school district? Do they or should they overlap?
Discuss the new directions of school-based health care services and the key programmatic characteristics of school-based health care services.
Generally discuss how the Healthy People 2010 goal to “Increase the quality, availability, and effectiveness of educational and community-based programs designed to prevent disease and improve health and quality of life” impacts the role of education and public health departments to work with the schools.
This Case Assignment should be at a minimum of 3-5 pages and include 3-5 peer reviewed reference citations (not counting the title and references page).
Please be sure to provide citations of sources consulted in preparing your paper in the body of the actual document itself (i.e. in addition to furnishing a refernce list). Remember, any statement that you make that is not common knowledge or that originates from your synthesis or interpretation of materials you have read must have a citation associated with it. For guidelines on in-text citations, visit the following web site: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html