Health Info Services: Benson Polytechnic High School Health Education Portals
Through use of secured iPads, Benson Polytechnic High School will provide access to a health education portal for students. The portal will include access to MedlinePlus, health education events, and contact information for community resources. Portals will be located when student congregates, such as the nurse's office and the counseling center; and also during health fairs and back-to-school nights. One of the main risks to adolescents is poor behavioral choices, and information provided via this project will assist students with making good decisions about their health. The goals of the project are to provide reliable information in a format familiar to the students, to reduced risky behaviors, and to track the topics being searched in order to identify priorities and health needs of students to assist with the planning of a school-based health center. Staff will set up three kiosks which will be secured and will use the management tools to limit access to prescribed web sites. PNR staff will offer training on MedlinePlus and other NLM databases to familiarize project staff with the resources.