Resource Center Makes Health Care Accessible to Kids

Posted by on July 22, 2011

Nursing students compile all-inclusive guide for providers, volunteers

Two nursing students at Minnesota School of Business-Richfield compiled a reference guide that improved consistency of care for a school-based health care clinic—Brooklyn Center Heath Resource Center (BCHRC).

Founded on the philosophy, “Healthy children succed in school,” the center offers free and reduced-cost health care services at Brooklyn Center High School. Medical, dental and mental health professionals donate time serving families and children.

As part of their Leadership and Management class project, students Angela Mitchell and Christine Salvosa collaborated with a diverse group of stakeholders to create a comprehensive handbook—the goal being to improve continuity of care with consistent communication across the network.

“The experience solidified the role of nursing leadership in health care organizations and the positive impact that leadership can make in an organization,” Salvosa said.

The 30-page resource guide informs families and health care volunteers about the various services available. It also contains procedure and contact information, medical forms, maps and background information.

“The ability to create change in real time for this organization was both rewarding and a truly beneficial learning tool to apply the fundamentals of organizational structure, leadership and management to an organization that truly deserves the effort,” Salvosa added.

BCHRC and the school district were impressed with the resource reference the students created.

“It will be used as a vital orientation tool for the half dozen partners and their many staff that operate within the school-based clinic, ” said Julie Ha Truong of the Brooklyn Center school district. “We were all very impressed and appreciative of the quality handbook that Christine and Angela produced.”


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