The Ministry of Health has today published School Based Health Services (SBHS) quality improvement case studies. You can view the case studies on the Ministry of Health website:https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/mental-health-and-addictions/youth-mental-health-project/youth-mental-health-project-initiatives/expanded-school-based-health-services-making-difference/school-based-health-services-case-studies
The case studies feature school based nurses from around the country and provide practical examples of quality improvement activities undertaken in different communities.
The cases were developed as part of the Prime Minister's Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP), and support the existing quality improvement framework for SBHS. The framework is a practical tool to assist those planning, funding or providing primary health care services in secondary schools to continuously improve service quality. The framework includes a set of seven principles: youth participation, accessibility, partnership with schools and the community, youth-trained staff, commitment to the treaty of Waitangi, supporting quality holistic care, health promotion.
Each of the case studies is based on one of the seven principles in the framework. There is also video about the "accessibility" principle. The case studies are:
- Case study 1: Improving youth participation: Seeking feedback through surveys (Whanganui)
- Case study 2: Improving accessibility: training alternative education students to access primary health care (Nelson)
- Case study 3: Working in partnership with the community to tackle student hunger at Linwood College (Christchurch)
- Case study 4: Training staff to work with youth through student placements (Auckland)
- Case Study 5: Developing a whanau -centric model of care in Waikato wharekura (Waikato)
- Case study 6: Supporting quality holistic care: Te Kahu Whitiki Kura at Lytton High School (Gisborne)
- Case study 7: The Chronic Care Kids Project: better care for young people with chronic conditions at Papatoetoe High School (Papatoetoe)
Please feel free to share the case studies with your colleagues and others who may be interested.
We would like to thank all those who were involved in developing these case studies, and for sharing their stories.