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Grand Rounds: The School Based Health Center and Lessons Learned through Grand Expansion


By Teresa Fletcher, MSN, APRN-CNP , Program Development Coordinator, School-Based Health Center, Akron Children's, Akron, OH

School Health Services

More about Teresa Fletcher, MSN, APRN-CNP

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Explain the school-based health center program at Akron Children’s hospital. 2. Review end of first school year, school-based health student and program outcomes. 3. Identify appropriate patient referrals to the school-based health center. 4. To be a national leader and strategic school partner focused on improving child health and academic outcomes by integrating.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Improve care coordination, improve knowledge about the program and services we offer as it is known,

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The following presenters have identified that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies: Teresa Fletcher, CNP The planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Ohio Healthy Students Profiles | Ohio Department of Education

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