School-Based Health Centers: What Schools Need to Know

Partnering with School-Based Health Centers: What Schools Need to Know

As a strong supporter of School-Based Health Centers, Melnic Consulting Group is happy to applaud The Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers (ICSHC), in collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), is proud to present this handbook, Partnering with School-Based Health Centers: What Schools Need to Know. Details are provided by the National Assembly on School Based Health, NASBH.

NASBHC's mission is to improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care

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Partnering with School-Based Health Centers: What Schools Need to Know
Handbook for School Personnel
Table of Contents
Chapter 1.
What is a School-Based Health Center (SBHC)?

a. SBHC overview
i. Your SBHC template
ii. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. General SBHC information
2. Information for school personnel
3. Information for families and communities
iii. Illinois SBHC overview
iv. SBHC services
b. SBHC staff
i. Descriptions of SBHC staff
c. Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Certification
i. DHS certification standards
d. Resources for additional information (links)
i. Chicago School Health Center Report Card
ii. Why Care?
iii. Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers (ICSHC) PowerPoint presentation

Chapter 2.
How can the school and school-based health center (SBHC) develop and maintain an ongoing partnership?

a. Realizing effective partnerships
b. FAQs about collaboration
i. Hours of operation
ii. Medication administration
iii. School crisis intervention plan
iv. Parent concerns or questions about SBHC
v. Controversial topics such as reproductive health
vi. SBHCs that serve community members or school staff in addition to students

Chapter 3.
How can school personnel successfully partner with the school-based health center (SBHC) staff?

a. Central Administration/Board of Education
b. School Administration/Principal
c. Engineering
d. School Nurse
e. School Social Worker/Psychologist/Case Manager
f. Teachers
g. Security
h. Food Service

Chapter 4.
What laws, policies, and guidance impact schools and school-based health centers (SBHCs)?

a. Federal laws
i. Health Information Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) fact sheet
b. State laws
i. Minor consent
ii. Mandated child abuse reporting
iii. Mental health code
iv. Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) SBHC certification standards
c. Chicago Public Schools (CPS)policies and guidelines
i. Policies
1. Policy for school-based health centers
2. Family life and comprehensive sexual health education
3. Medical compliance
4. Management of communicable disease
5. Administration of medication during school hours
ii. Guidelines
1. Consent by minors to medical operations
2. Infectious disease control
3. Exclusion for illness
4. Excluded students
5. Early dismissal
6. Care of a sick or injured child
7. Emergency care and ambulance transport
8. Emergency protocol

Chapter 5.

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