Adolescent Health Research Database

This database offers literature that’s pertinent to School Health Centers (SHCs) and child and adolescent health. Our hope is that this page will serve as a launching point to reliable research information. We update this page with source information as we identify new, relevant literature. Below you will find a list of articles organized by the following topic areas: 


An item marked with ** indicates that additional credentials or fee is required, but we aim to provide access to as much open information as possible, while supporting the work of advocates across the field.

We encourage you to check back for new information. We also welcome suggestions for additional literature, please contact the Child and Adolescent Health Initiative.




Educational Outcomes/Return on Investment

Literature Author/s Source Date Published  Keywords
The Economic Impact of School Based Health Centers Antonio Tijerino & Melanie Shaw Ginn Hispanic Heritage Foundation Jun-12 

Educational Outcomes; Return on Investment; Fundraising; Economic Impact; Stakeholders

Burden of Asthma in Inner-city Elementary Schoolchildren: Do School-based Health Centers Make a Difference?

 Mayris P. Webber, Kelly E. Carpiniello et. all 

JAMA Pediatrics (formally Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

 Feb-03 Asthma; Emergency Room visits; Absenteeism; School Based Health Care; Elementary School Children

Do School-Based Health Centers Improve Adolescents' Access to Health Care, Health Status, and Risk-Taking Behavior? **

 Ellen Kisker and Randall Brown Journal of Adolescent Health May-96 Health Status; Access to Care; Behavior; Health Knowledge; Adolescents 

Position Statement on Documentation of the Relationship Between School Based Health Centers and the Academic Accomplishments of Students

 National Assembly on School Based Health Care School-Based Health Alliance Oct-05 Educational Outcomes; Absenteeism; Student Achievement; Behavior; School Improvement

School-Based Health Centers and Academic Performance: Research, Challenges, and Recommendations **

 Geierstanger S, Amaral G, Mansour M, and Walters SR Journal of School Health Nov-04 Educational Outcomes; Student Achievement; School Health Services; School Accountability; Providers

School-Based Health Centers and Academic Performance: What is the Intersection?

 Sara P. Geierstanger & Gorette Amaral School Based Health Alliance Jan-05 

Educational Outcomes; Student Performance; School Health Services; Educational Policy; Academic Performance

The Dropout Crisis: A Public Health Problem and the Role of School-Based Health Care

 Center for School, Health and Education American Public Health Association Sept-13 

Absenteeism; Droupout rates; Educational Outcomes; Prevention; Behavior

The Impact of School-Based Health Centers on the Health Outcomes of Middle School and High School Students **

 Miles McNail, Lauren Lichty, & Brian Mavis American Journal of Public Health Feb-10 Adolescents; Health Outcomes; Chronic Illiness; Prevention; Absenteeism 
The Relationship Between School-Based Health Centers, Rates of Early Dismissal from School, and Loss of Seat Time ** Maureen Van Cura Journal of School Health Aug-10 

Early Dimissal; Absenteeism; School Based Health Care; Academic Outcomes; School Improvement 

Advancing School Based Health Care Policy and Practice

 Jeanita Richardson American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 

Policy; Educational Outcomes; Absenteeism; Editorial; Advocacy

Building on our Success: Moving from Health Care Coverage to Improved Access and Comprehensive well-being for Illinois Children and Youth Mid­America Institute on Poverty of Heartland Alliance Social IMPACT Research Center of Heartland Alliance  Sept-07 

Comprehensive Care; School Based Health; Children's Health; Poverty; Health Access

Clinic in a School

 Bethany Jaegar Illinois Issues Sept-07 

Absenteeism; Student Health; Academic Performance; Health Status; Behavior

Effective Practices: Michigan's Medicaid Matching Initiative Debbie Brison, Rick Murdock, & Paul Reinhart WK Kellogg Foundation Sept-05 

Medicaid; Advocacy; Medical Billing; Organizing; Leveraging Stakeholders

Linking Improvements in Health Related Quality of Life to Reductions in Medicaid Costs Among Students Who Use School Based Health Centers **

 Terrance J. Wade  & Jeff J. Guo  American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 Medicaid; School Based Health; Return on Investment; Adolescents; Quality of Life

School-Based Health Centers: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Impact on Health Care Disparities **

 Jeff J. Guo, Terrance J. Wade, Wei Pan, & Kathryn N. Keller  American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 

Access Barries; Return on Investment; School Based Health Care; Medicaid; Cost Saving






Health Collaboration


 Author/s Source Date Published Keywords

Collaborating with Key School Partners: Triumphs and Challenges **

 Valerie Webb & Brenda Bannor Nursing Clinics of North America Dec-05 

Collaboration; School Nurses; School Based Health Care; School Community; Resource

Health At School: A Hidden Health Care System Emerges From The Shadows

 Julia Graham Lear Health Affairs Mar-07 

School Based Heatlh; Disease Management; Comprehensive Care; Collaboration; Community Collaboration

School Based Health Centers Programs and Facilities

 School Health Connection 

School Health Connection - Lousiana Public Health Institute

 Sept-07 School Health Connection; Restoration; Adolescent; Management; Nurses

Toward a Healthy High School Movement: Strategies of Mobilizing Public Health for Educational Reform **

 Jessica Ruglis & Nicholas Freudenberg                    American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 Health Outcomes; Educational Outcomes; Academic Performance; Adolescents; Graduation Rates
Implemental Successful School-Based Health Centers: Lessons from the Chicago Elev8 Initiative 

Steven Baker, Lauren Rich, Melissa Wojnarowski & Patrick Meehan

 Chapin Hall - University of Chicago 2013  






Health Reform

Literature Author/s Source Date Published  Keywords

School-Based Health Centers: Adapting to Health Care Reform and the Utilization of Health Information 


Denise Holmes                             

 School Community Health Alliance of Michigan Nov-2010 Health Reform; School Based Health; Adolescent; Health Technology; Access Point







Literature Author/s Source Date Published Keywords

Successful Use of Volunteers to Conduct School-located Mass Influenza Vaccination Clinics

 Ginny E Cummings, Elizabeth Ruff, et. all Pediatrics  Jun-12 

Influenza vaccination; Mass vaccination; Immunization programs; School-age Population; School Health Services

Addressing Adolescent Immunization Disparities: A Retrospective Analysis of School-Based Health Center

 Steven Federico, Lisa Abrams, et. all American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 Immunization; Preventative Care; School Based Health Care; Adolescents; Primary Care

Expanding the Recommendations for Annual Influenza Vaccination to School-Age Children in the United States

 Anthony E. Fiore, Scott Epperson, et. all Pediatrics  Sept-11 

Influenza Vaccination; Mass Vaccination; Immunization Programs; School-Age Population; School Health Services

Use of the Emergency Incident Command System for School-located Mass Influenza Vaccination Clinics

 Marsha Fishbane, Anne Kist, & Richard A. Schieber Pediatrics Jun-12 

Influenza; Immunization Programs; Mass Vaccination; School-Age Population; School Health Services

Influenza Vaccinations, Fall 2009: Model School-located Vaccination Clinics **

 CH Jenlink, P Kuehnert, D Mazyck The Journal of School Nurses Aug-10 

Influenza; Influenza Vaccination; School Located Vaccination; Vaccination Program; Program Model

Key Components of a School-Located Vaccination Clinic: Lessons Learned from Fall 2009 **

 CH Jenlink, P Kuehnert, D Mazyck The Journal of School Nurses Aug-10 

Influenza; Influenza Vaccination; School Located Vaccination; Vaccination Program; Mass Vacination

Pediatrician Attitudes Concerning School-located Vaccination Clinics for Seasonal Influenza

 Virginia A. Keane, Andrew R. Hudson, & James C. King Jr.  Pediatrics Mar-10 

Influenza Vaccination; Immunization Programs; Mass Vaccination; School-Age Population; School Health Services

Changes in Tdap and MCV4 Vaccine Coverage following Enactment of a Statewide Requirement of Tdap Vaccination for Entry into Sixth Grade

 Elyse Olshen Kharbanda, Melissa S. Stockwell, et. all American Journal of Public Health     Sept-10 Pertussis; Tdap; Immunization; School Mandar; Meningitis

Now more than ever: building and sustaining capacity for school-located vaccination initiatives **

 Paul Kuehnert The Journal of School Nurses Aug-10 

Influenza; Influenza Vaccination; School Located Vaccination; Vaccination Program; Mass Vaccination

A Theoretic Framework to Consider the Effect of Immunizing Schoolchildren Against Influenza: Implications for Research

 Ira Longini Jr. Pediatrics  Nov-11 

Human Influenza; Influenza Vaccines; Communicable Diseasae Control; Mass Immunization; School Children

Promising Practices for School-located Vaccination Clinics—Part I: Preparation

 John Lott & Jennifer Johnson Pediatrics Jul-12 

Influenza Vaccination; Mass Vaccination; Immunization Programs; School-Age Population; School Health Services

Promising Practices for School-located Vaccination Clinics—Part II: Preparation

 John Lott & Jennifer Johnson Pediatrics Jul-12 

Influenza Vaccination; Mass Vaccination; Immunization Programs; School-Age Population; School Health Services

School-located Vaccination Clinics: Then and Now **

 Donna Mazyck The Journal of School Nurses  Aug-10 

School-Age Children; Vaccination; School-Located Vaccination; School Nurse; Mass Vaccination

Evolution of the Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Program in the United States

 Kathleen M. Neuzil, Anthony E. Fiore, & Richard A. Schieber Pediatrics Mar-10 

Influenza Vaccination; Hospitalization Rates; High Risk; Respitory Function; Vaccination Coverage

Early Experience Conducting School-located Vaccination Programs for Seasonal Influenza

 Richard A. Schieber, Allison Kennedy, & Emily B. Kahn Pediatrics Jan-12 

Influenza Vaccination; Mass Vaccination; Immunization Programs; School-Age Population; School Health Services

Epilogue: School-located Influenza Vaccination During the 2009-2010 Pandemic and Beyond

 Tara M. Vogt & Pascale M. Wortley Pediatrics  Mar-12 

Influenza Vaccination; Mass Vaccination; Immunization Programs; School-Age Population; School Health Services






Improving Health Outcomes

Literature Author/s Source Date Published Keywords

Researchers Identify Four Key Areas to Reduce Health Care Disparities and Save Lives of African Americans and Hispanics

 R Camer The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Oct-09 Health Disparities; African Americans; Hispanics; Intervention; Minority Health
School-Based Health Centers in Chicago: Current Status and Challenges for the Future Brenda Bannor Michael Reese Health Trust Oct-04 

Sustainability; School Based Health; Funding; Return on Investment; Adolescents






Mental Health

Literature Author/s Source Date Published Keywords

An Outcome of the SOS Suicide Prevention Program

 Robert H. Aseltine Jr. & Robert DeMartino American Journal of Public Health Mar-04 

Suicide; High School; Prevention; Suicidal Behavior; Intervention Groups

An Outcome Evaluation of the Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention Program Delivered by Adolescent Peer Leaders in High Schools **

 Peter A. Wyman, C. Hendricks Brown, et. all American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 Suicide; High School; Prevention; Peer Engagement; Prevention Training

Children's Mental Health: An Overview and Key Consideration for Health System Stakeholders

 Karen Landeghem 

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

 Feb-05 Mental Health; Violence Prevention; Children; Social Emotional Development; Medication

Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Intervention for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care Clinics

 Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, Lisa H. Jaycox, et. all The Journal of the American Medical Association Jan-05 Depression; Adolescent; Primary Care; Clinics; Intervention

Psychotropic Drugs and Children: Use, Trends, and Implications for Schools


The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

 Dec-04 Psychotropic Medications; Adolescent; School Based Health Care; Fact Sheet; Depression

School-Based Screening for Suicide Risk: Balancing Costs and Benefits

 Michelle School, Holly Wilcox, et. all American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 Suicide; School Based Health; Screening; Adolescents; High School

Use of Health and Mental Health Services by Adolescents Across Multiple Delivery Sites**

 Linda Juszczak, Paul Melinkovich, & David Kaplan Journal of Adolescent Health Jun-03 

Adolescents; Health Services Accessibility; School Health Services; Primary Health Care; Health Services Utilization







Literature Author/s Source Date Published Keywords

Different Setting, Different Care: Integrating Prevention and Clinical Care in School-Based Health Centers

 Serena Clayton, Teresa Chin, et. all American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 Prevention; Clinical CAre; Access to Care; Public Health; Environmental Change

Reduced Emergency Department Utilization Associate with School-Based Clinic Enrollment **

 Janice D. Key, E. Camille Washington, & Thomas C. Hulsey Journal of Adolescent Health Apr-02 

Emergency Medicine; Adolescence; Preventative Health Services; Primary Health Care; School Health Services

The Role of School Health Centers in Health Care Access and Client Outcomes **


Samira Soleimanpour, Sara P. Geierstanger, et. all 

 American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 Health Access; Health Outcomes; School Based Health Care; School Improvement; Health Status

The School-Based Health Center as a Resource for Prevention and Health Promotion **

 Michael B. Brown & Larry M. Bolen Psychology in the Schools Jan-08 

Prevention; Health Promotion; School Based Health Care; Academic Outcomes; School Psychology

Great Transitions: Preparing Adolescents for a New Century  N/A Carnegie Corporation of New York N/A 

Adolescents; Connecting Communities; Health Promotion; Family Engagment; Health Education

What if There Were No EPSDT N/A  

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

 Nov-05 Screening; Diagnostic; Medicaid; Adolescents; Cost Saving






Sexual Health

Literature Author/s Source Date Published Keywords
Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors and School Based Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Prevention 

Christy M. Walcott, Adena B. Meyers, & Steven Landau

 Psychology in the Schools Jan-08 Intervention; School Psychologists; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Adolescents; Sexuality 
Bridging the Gap: Using School Based Health Services to Improve Chlamydia Screening Among Young Women ** Rebecca A. Braun & Jackie M. Provost American Journal of Public Health Sept-10 

Health Outcomes; Chlamydia; Young Women; School Based Health Center; Screening Program

School Based Health Centers and the Decline in Black Teen Fertility During the 1990s in Denver, Colorado Sue A. Ricketts & Bruce P. Guernsey American Journal of Public Health Sept-06 

Sexual Behavior; Contraceptive Use; Reproductive Health; Adolescents; School Based Health

The language of love? Verbal versus implied consent at first heterosexual intercourse: Implications for Contraceptive Use 

Jenny A. Higgins, James Trussell, & et. all

 American Jounal of Health Eduacation Aug-10 Sexual Behavior; Consent; Contraceptive Use; College Aged; Sexual Development






Substance Abuse


Literature Author/s Source Date Published Keywords

College and High School Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: New Directions in Assessment and Treatment

 Anthony L. Rostain & J. Russell Ramsay ACHA Professional Development Program N/A Attention Deficit; Adolescents; Assessment; Diagnosis; Treatment
Stimulant Medication Issues: Recommendations for Assessing/Managing Inappropriate and Appropriate Uses Anthony L. Rostain & Keith J. Anderson ACHA Professional Development Program N/A 

Stimulants; Substance Abuse; Managing Care; Stimulant Misuse; Adolescents


Tuesday, July 7, 2015