MANAGEMENT: Service Development


The School Based Health Service Compendium is a result of a Counties Manukau District Health Board initiative in partnership with the Auckland School Nurses Group. The original compendium comprises of 3 discs:
• Disc 1 - A framework to build successful Youth Health Services
• Disc 2 - Pupil AIMHI Data Base
• Disc 3 - AIMHI Vision Screener
The compendium files have been incorporated into this website and are designed to be used by a Registered Health Practitioner who has completed Youth Health Training (Data Base & HEADSS training is essential).

The writing committee consisted of the following Registered Nurses, Phillipa Bennetts (McAuley High School, Otahuhu), Karlynne Earp (previously from Southern Cross Campus, Mangere) and Diana Verrall (Howick College, Howick).

We would like to acknowledge all those who have contributed to this project by generously giving their time, expertise and support. We wish this acknowledgment to include our School Principals and respective Student Services Teams.

Key contribution has come from representatives of:
• Auckland Family Planning Association
• Auckland Sexual Health Service
• AIMHI nurses
• Centre for Youth Health
• Auckland School Nurses Group
• Counties Manukau Standing Orders Working Party

We wish to further acknowledge key individuals for their on going support and expertise in attaining best practice for school health services.
Bill Gavin - AIMHI; Brenda Claridge - AIMHI; Craig Evans – Data Synthesis; Doone Winnard; Gilli Sinclair - CMDHB; Jude Woolsten - CMDHB; Professor Ivan Wood; Marc Chambers – Copy Direct; Professor Richard McKenzie; Simon Denny; Sue Bagshaw; Terry Fleming; Trudy Carlé: Website design & development and management HERE

The Journey
In 2002 Healthy Community Schools began as part of the Ministry of Education AIMHI project. Registered Nurses, and in some schools Enrolled Nurses in conjunction with RN’s, were funded to provide a comprehensive assessment to all Year 9 students to identify unrecognised health concerns as well as potential risk behaviours that could impact on the students well being.

In conjunction with school counsellors and social workers and other community Primary Health Care providers students needs were followed up and case managed.

Gill Sinclair, Youth Health Funder for CMDHB enabled the success of this AIMHI project to develop and grow to support all school nurses that work in the CMDHB.

In 2005/2006 Karlynne Earp, Phillipa Bennetts and Diana Verrall from the ASNG, worked collaboratively with those previously acknowledged to develop this compendium as a resource for Registered Nurses working in School Based Health Centre's.

The inspiration and passion of all involved has resulted in this collection of resources that we hope will ensure…

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