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At the request of the Chelsea Public Schools, the Collins Center conducted an analysis of the school health services delivery system. The research included: (1) Review of City and School documents, (2) Interviews and on‐site visits, (3) Review of related research, and (4) Conversations with other experts. Like most urban school systems, Chelsea is facing the challenges of increased educational, social, and health care needs of its students and dwindling financial resources. Despite this, it was clear that the nurses and staff care deeply about their work and the children they serve. An innovative and cooperative network within each school building is helping to backfill gaps created by funding reductions and is working to provide the highest level of attention to the students’ health care needs.


Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, University of Massachusetts Boston



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