Percent of schools that provide students with referral to community-based medical care providers for students identified with chronic conditions or at risk for activity, diet, and weight-related chronic conditions
The purpose of this performance measure is to determine the extent to which schools provide assessment, counseling, and referral to community-based medical care providers for students on activity, diet, and weight-related chronic conditions. Health, mental health, and social services staff members serve as liaisons between schools staff members, students, families, community programs, and health-care providers. Community resources can address health, mental health, and social service gaps that the school might not have the resources or expertise to address adequately. School health personnel should establish systematic processes and criteria for referring students to external primary health-care providers.