To improve educational outcomes by reducing student absenteeism through nursing resources that manage acute illness, injury and chronic health conditions. Short- and medium-term goals target chronic absenteeism and reading readiness. Long-term goals include improving rates of graduation, workplace readiness and college entry.
Program Service Model Options
Consultative/Educational Service Model
Registered nurses (RN) educate and train school personnel (building support staff, paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, etc.) who provide daily direct services to students. Dependent upon location and need, consultative access to an RN may occur on-site, by phone and/or through virtual connectivity (Spectrum Health MedNow). Participating districts include:
• Cedar Springs Public Schools • Godwin Heights Public Schools • Grand Rapids Christian Schools • Kentwood Public Schools • Northview Public Schools • Zeeland Public Schools
Direct Care Service Model
Performed or overseen by an RN, a team of health care providers may include health aides and/or licensed practical nurses who deliver direct services to students. Teams are formed based on student health needs. Access to an RN may occur on-site, by phone and/or through virtual connectivity (MedNow). Participating districts include:
Big Rapids Public Schools Comstock Park Public Schools Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Grand Rapids Public Schools Greenville Public Schools Lakeview Community Schools Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Special Education Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Special Education Reed City Public Schools Tri County Area Schools
Why Choose the School Health Program?
• Data driven programming • Other impact metrics are collected and shared with individual districts. • Award-winning program with more than 20 years of experience providing health services in schools • Access to guidelines, resources, training and experienced health providers for support • Assistance with identifying and prioritizing the most critical health and safety issues
Impact: Reduced Absenteeism Through Access to Care
• 98 percent of student health problems were resolved on-site
Spectrum Health School Health Program 665 Seward Avenue NW, Suite 110 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 616.391.3309