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STRATEGY LIST

1305 Enhanced

Strategy 5: Implement policies, processes, and protocols in schools to meet the management and care needs of students with chronic conditions

Intervention: Identifying and tracking students with chronic conditions that may require daily or emergency management, e.g. asthma and food allergies.

Short-term:

Number of local education agencies that receive professional development and technical assistance on meeting the daily management and emergency care needs of students with chronic conditions

The purpose of this performance measure is to determine reach of professional development and technical assistance on meeting the daily management and emergency care needs of students with chronic conditions by identifying and tracking students that may require daily or emergency management. Tracking and case management can contribute to improved medical management of students with chronic conditions.

Percent of schools that identify and track students with chronic conditions that may require daily or emergency management, e.g. asthma and food allergies The purpose of this performance measure is to determine reach of professional development and technical assistance on meeting the daily management and emergency care needs of students with chronic conditions by identifying and tracking students that may require daily or emergency management. Tracking and case management can contribute to improved medical management of students with chronic conditions.
Number of local education agencies that receive professional development and technical assistance on meeting the daily management and emergency care needs of students with chronic conditions The purpose of this performance measure is to determine reach of professional development and technical assistance on meeting the daily management and emergency care needs of students with chronic conditions by developing protocols that ensure these students are enrolled into insurance programs. School health personnel should establish systematic protocols and processes for determining the health insurance status of students with chronic conditions and if necessary, assist parents and families in enrolling eligible students into private, state, or federally funded insurance programs.
Number of students identified with chronic conditions in local education agencies with staff that received professional development and technical assistance on meeting the daily management and emergency care needs of students with chronic conditions The purpose of this performance measure is to determine the extent to which students are identified with chronic conditions. School health personnel should establish systematic protocols and processes for determining the health insurance status of students with chronic conditions and if necessary, assist parents and families in enrolling eligible students into private, state, or federally funded insurance programs.

Percent of schools that have protocols that ensure students identified with a chronic condition that may require daily or emergency management are enrolled into private, state, or federally funded insurance programs if eligible

The purpose of this performance measure is to determine the extent to which schools have protocols that ensure that students identified with a chronic condition that may require daily or emergency management are enrolled into private, state, or federally funded insurance programs if eligible. School health personnel should establish systematic protocols and processes for determining the health insurance status of students with chronic conditions and if necessary, assist parents and families in enrolling eligible students into private, state, or federally funded insurance programs.

Number of local education agencies that receive professional development and technical assistance on assessment, counseling, and referrals to community-based medical care providers for students on activity, diet, and weight-related chronic conditions

The purpose of this performance measure is to determine reach of professional development and technical assistance on assessment, counseling, and referrals to community-based medical care providers for students on activity, diet, and weight-related chronic conditions.

Number of students identified with chronic conditions in local education agencies with staff that received professional development and technical assistance on assessment, counseling, and referrals to community-based medical care providers for students on activity, diet, and weight-related chronic conditions

The purpose of this performance measure is to determine the extent to which students are identified with 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.

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.

Intermediate:

Reduced absences for students identified with chronic conditions (in the local education agencies targeted by FOA funding)

The purpose of this performance measure is to determine the extent to which there has been a reduction in absenteeism among students identified with chronic conditions (Balfanz & Byrnes, 2012).

Long-term:

Percentage of students identified with chronic conditions who have a medical home (i.e., a medical home with skilled and knowledgeable health care professionals who, acting as a team, continuously monitor the child’s health status over time and manage the medications (not merely episodic management of attacks) (in the local education agencies targeted by FOA funding)

The purpose of this performance measure is to determine the extent to which students identified with a chronic condition have a medical home (i.e., skilled and knowledgeable health care professionals who, acting as a team, continuously monitor the child’s health status over time and manage medications (see CDC’s School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity).