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Schools and the Health of Children: Protecting Our Future

by Kronenfeld J
Pub Date:
01/2000
ISBN:
9780761911135
Format:
Hbk 128 pages
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With school budgets seeming to be inexorably contracting, and with welfare reform looming, the future of school health programs is both important and uncertain. Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld begins by clearly defining the key issues in the debate and outlining the history of school health programs. She then turns to more contemporary examples of school health care delivery, with a special emphasis on the Arizona model - crucial due to its being the first state to go to a managed care Medicaid program. Finally, she theorizes on the likely future of school health care in the light of proposed changes to Medicaid and other welfare initiatives. Schools and the Health of Children will be of great interest to scholars and professionals in the area of public health, educational administration, as well as social work and public policy.

Introduction Introduction History of Child Health and School Health Programs Background and Current Roles of School Health Programs Health Status of Children Past and Present Models of School Health Delivery The Growth of School-Based Clinics and

Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld is a professor in the Sociology Program in the School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University. Her research areas are medical sociology and aging and the life course with a special focus on health policy, health care utilization, and health behavior. She has recently published Medicare by Greenwood Press (2011) and serves as the editor of the research annual Research in the Sociology of Health and Health Care published each year by Emerald Press. She is co-editor of Health and Associate Editor In Chief of American Journal of Health Promotion. Her current research interests in addition to health policy include research on gender and health, and research on aspects of obesity as linked to social factors.