Resolution 162, which was adopted at the 1987 Annual Meeting by the Board of Trustees, called on the American Medical Association to study the efficacy of school-based health clinics. Recent data show that a significant number of school-aged youth are in need of an adequate source of health care. School-based health programs constitute a promising avenue for providing health services to adolescents, particularly in medically underserved areas. Although there are insufficient data to support universal establishment of school-based health programs, small-scale studies suggest that such programs are a viable means to increase access to health care for youth.
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