Enhancing the Community Impact of School-Based Health Centers in Rural New York via Parenting Education: A Pilot Study

Kim Kopko and Sharron Tennyson

Kim Kopko and Sharron Tennyson 

This integrated research-extension pilot project led by Sharron Tennyson and Kim Kopko, explores the feasibility and impact of expanding existing services provided by School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in rural NY to enhance sustainability of families and communities and to promote a culture of health.  The extension component entails community-based intervention to provide parent education in SBHCs; the research component examines impact of SBHCs and parent education.

Pilot study currently underway