Results / Impact
More than 7,500 students visit our Wellness Centers each year. In 2013, the top three services used most by students visiting the Wellness Centers were medical services (49% of all youth served by the Initiative), case management (32%), and behavioral health counseling (29%). Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet a student’s comprehensive health needs.
Simply stated, wellness works. Eighty-seven percent of students know there’s an adult in the Wellness Center who really cares about them.
- 93% improve their health and well-being*
- 78% feel better about themselves
- 94% reduce their use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs**
- 64% do better in school
- 82% make new friends
- 76% come to school more often
*among students trying to improve their health
**among students attempting to reduce their substance use
Sources: Student satisfaction surveys conducted by ETR Associates, Spring 2014.
Initiative Service Data
School Staff Surveys
Data and Research Snapshots
Research on the Wellness Initiative
Help-Seeking in the School Context: Understanding Chinese American Adolescents’ Underutilization of School Health Services, Journal of School Health, August 2013
Relationship Between Use of School-Based Health Centers and Student-Reported School Assets, Journal of Adolescent Health, July 2013
Data and Evaluation Archive
The Wellness Initiative contracts with ETR Associates to conduct an annual evaluation of Wellness Program Services. We continually use this data to improve services and meet the needs of the diverse population of students that we serve.