Policy analyses and research papers by CHHCS staff and consultants

Many papers are available online. Papers that do not appear on the web site can be ordered through our order form.

School Based Mental Health
School Based Health Centers
School Based Oral Health
School Health Services
DC Youth Initiative

School Based Mental Health

  1. Acosta Price, O.,Ellis, B. H., Escudero, P.V., Huffman-Gottschling, K., Sander, M.A., & Birman, D. (2012). Implementing Trauma Interventions in Schools: Addressing the Immigrant and Refugee Experience. In C.C. Yeakey (Series Ed.) & S. R. Notaro (Vol. Ed.), Health Disparities Among Under-served Populations: Implications for Research, Policy, and Praxis. England: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  2. Acosta Price, O, Fishman J, Chapman, MV. Building on strengths: a school-based mental health program. In: Hunting KL, Gleason BL, eds. Essential Case Studies in Public Health: Putting Public Health into Practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2011.
  3. Kugler EG, Acosta Price O. Go beyond the classroom to help immigrant and refugee students succeed. Phi Delta Kappa. 2009;91(3):44-52.
  4. Olga Acosta Price, Julia Graham Lear: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. School mental health services for the 21st century: lessons from the District of Columbia school mental health program. Published December 2008.
  5. Acosta OM, Weist MD, Lopez FA, Shafer ME, Pizarro LJ. Assessing the psychosocial and academic needs of Latino youth to inform the development of school-based programs. Behav Modif. 2004;28(4):579-595. doi:10.1177/0145445503259499.

School Based Health Centers

  1. Lear JG, Barnwell EA, Behrens D. Health-care reform and school-based health care. Public Health Rep. 2008;123(6):704-708.
  2. Julia Graham Lear: California HealthCare Foundation. It’s elementary: expanding the use of school-based clinics. http://www.chcf.org/publications/2007/10/its-elementary-expanding-the-use-of-schoolbased-clinics. Published October 2007.
  3. Lear JG. Best practices for designing and developing school-based health centers. In: Franklin C, Harris MB, Allen-Meares P, eds. School Social Work and Mental Health Workers’ Training and Resource Manual. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2006.
  4. Jane Koppelman, Annette Ferebee, Nancy Eichner: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. School-based health centers: surviving a difficult economy. http://healthinschools.org/Publications-and-Resources/Publications/Research-Papers/School-Based-Health-Centers-Surviving-A-Difficult-Economy.aspx . Published June 2003.
  5. Lear JG. School-based health centers: a long road to travel. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(2):118-119.
  6. Greiner M, Nickerson F, Rosenberg S. Rosenberg & Associates. State policy context for school-based health centers, with special focus on the development of mental health and dental health services. Download here. Published 2001.
  7. Hurwitz N, Hurwitz S. Student-friendly care: the case for school-based health centers. Am Sch Board J. 2000;187(8):24-27.
  8. From the margins to the mainstream: institutionalizing school-based health centers. Center for Health and Health Care in Schools Web site. http://healthinschools.org/Model-Programs/From-the-margins-to-the-mainstream.aspx . Published June 2000.
  9. Lear JG, Eichner N, Kopelman J. The growth of school-based health centers and the role of state policies. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(11):1177-1180.
  10. Asay M, Behrens D, Guernsey BP, et al. Nine state strategies to support school-based health centers. Executive Summary. http://healthinschools.org/Health-in-Schools/Health-Services/School-Based-Health-Centers/Financing/Nine-State-Strategies.aspx. Published October 1998.
  11. The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. The picture of health: state and community leaders on school-based health care. http://healthinschools.org/Publications-and-Resources/Publications/Research-Papers/The-Picture-of-Health-State-and-Community-Leaders-on-School-Based-Health-Care.aspx. Published 1997.
  12. Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (Formally ‘Making the Grade’). National survey of state school-based health center initiatives: school year 1995- 96. http://healthinschools.org/Publications-and-Resources/Publications/Research-Papers/National-Survey-of-State-School-Based-Health-Center-Initiatives-School-Year-1995-96.aspx. Published 1997.
  13. Burness A. Public relations as a catalyst for school-based healthcare. Public Relations Quarterly. 1996;41(4):29-32.
  14. Guernsey BP, Pastore DR. Comprehensive school-based health centers: implementing the model. Adoles Med. 1996;7(2):181-196.
  15. Schlitt JJ, Lear JG, Ceballos C, et al. School-based health centers and managed care: seven school-based health center programs forge new relationships. Center for Health and Health Care in Schools Web site. http://healthinschools.org/Publications-and-Resources/Publications/Research-Papers/School-Based%20Health%20Centers%20and-Managed-Care.aspx. Published April 1996.
  16. Lear LG. Health care goes to school: an untidy strategy to improve the well-being of school-age children. In: Garfinkel I, Hochschild JL, McLanahan SS, eds. Social Policies for Children. Washingtion, DC: The Brookings Institution; 1996:173-201. http://www.brookings.edu/press/Books/1996/children.aspx
  17. Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (Formally ‘Making the Grade’) and Rosenberg and Associates. Issues in financing school-based health centers: a guide for state officials. http://healthinschools.org/Publications-and-Resources/Publications/Research-Papers/Issues-in-Financing-School-Based-Health-Centers-A-Guide%20for-State-Officials.aspx. Published September 1995.
  18. Schlitt JJ, Rickett KD, Montgomery LL, Lear JG. State iniatives to support school-based health centers: a national survey. J Adoles Health. 1995;17(2):68-76. doi:10.1016/1054-139X(95)00060-6.
  19. Medicaid, Managed Care, and School-Based Health Centers: Proceedings of a Meeting with Policy Makers and Providers. June, 1995.
  20. Juszczak L, Fisher M, Lear JG, Friedman SB. Back to school: training opportunities in school-based health centers. J Dev Behav Pediatr.1995;16(2):101-104.
  21. Zimmerman DJ, Reif CJ. School-based health centers and managed care health plans: partners in primary care. J Public Health Manag Pract. 1995;1(1):33-39.
  22. The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. The answer is at school: bringing health care to our students. http://healthinschools.org/Publications-and-Resources/Publications/Research-Papers/The-Answer-Is-At-School-Bringing-Health-Care-to-Our-Students.aspx. Published 1993.
  23. Lear JG, Gleicher HB, St. Germaine A, Porter PJ. Reorganizing health care for adolescents: the experience of the school-based adolescent health care program. J Adolesc Health.1991;12(6):450-458. doi:10.1016/1054-139X(91)90022-P.

School Based Oral Health Services

  1. Behrens D, Lear JG. Strengthening children’s oral health: views from the field. Health Aff. 2011;30(11):2208-2213. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0815.
  2. Behrens D, Lear JG. Strengthening Children’s Oral Health: Can school-connected programs make a difference. A report to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. July 2011. Final oral health article with appendix.

School Health Services

  1. Lear JG. Astoria revisited: new hope in the struggle to link community- and school-based care? Arch Pedatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(3): 279-281. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.289.
  2. Lear JG. Health at school: A hidden health care system emerges from the shadows. Health Aff. 2007;26(2):409-419. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.26.2.409.
  3. Lear JG. Health services at school: environmental considerations. In: Frumpkin H, ed. Safe and Healthy School Environments. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2006.
  4. Lear JG. Children’s health, children’s schools: a collaborative approach to strengthening children’s well-being. In: Isaacs S, Knickman J, Lear JG, eds. School-Based Health Services. San Francisco, CA: Sage Publications; 2006.
  5. Robinson V, Lear JL, Eichner N. School Nurses, School-Based Health Centers and Childhood Overweight. 2006.
  6. Lear JG. Schools and adolescent health: strengthening services and improving outcomes. J Adoles Health. 2002;31(6 suppl):310:320.
  7. Boonstra H, Nash E. Minors and the Right to Consent to Health Care. The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy. 2000;3(4):4-8.
  8. Lear JG. School-based services and adolescent health: past, present, and future. Adoles Med State Art Rev. 1996;7(2).

DC Youth Initiative

  1. Donna Behrens: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. Youth Health Coordinating Council: ward 8 secret health clinic shopper report. Published April 2010.