Strategies for Implementing School-Based Services

Resource type: Research Report

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Top practitioners and policymakers from New Mexico share what they learned in implementing school-based health services and extended learning opportunities in this case study prepared by Child Trends. Elev8 New Mexico is an initiative of the Children & Youth Programme of The Atlantic Philanthropies, and Child Trends and the New Mexico Community Foundation are Atlantic grantees.


Child Trends, in collaboration with the New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF), convened practitioners and policy makers from throughout New Mexico for several Roundtable discussions on implementing school-based health services and extended learning opportunities. NMCF’s Elev8 New Mexico statewide initiative is part of a larger national effort to bring together middle school students’ extended learning, school-based health, and direct family supports and services into a comprehensive and holistic program.


A new Child Trends brief, Implementing School-Based Services: Strategies from New Mexico’s School-Based Health and Extended Learning Services, builds on initial work conceptualizing the value of school-based services; outlines the challenges and strategies for implementing school-based services that were shared in the Roundtables; and highlights suggestions made by Roundtable participants for implementing these services.