J G Dryfoos

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As the primary community institution in the lives of children, schools have much to contribute to plans for addressing the needs of today's youngsters during the time when classes are not being held. In recent years, demands have escalated for after-school child care, educational enrichment, and safe havens that also foster positive youth development. Many(More)
  • J G Dryfoos
  • 1994
PURPOSE To document the development of an initiative undertaken by the Columbia University School of Public Health to provide medical, mental health, and social services in inner city junior high school-based clinics. METHODS Review of records, reports, and foundation proposals from 1984-1993. Site visits, interviews with clinic staff, school personnel,(More)
The rapid proliferation of school-based health centers is taking place at the same time that school systems are seeking to improve their educational practices. Many different school reform models are being promulgated with modest success. Absence of connections between school reorganization and the provision of human services may lead to failure. The(More)
Comprehensive analysis of contraceptive use, pregnancy intentions and pregnancy outcomes among US women. Although most US women use modern methods of contraception successfully, a considerable number have unintended pregnancies even with the most effective methods. Low income women and teenagers continue to have greater difficulty than others in planning(More)
In the United States, there are currently an estimated 30 million women at risk of unwanted pregnancy; of these, more than 12 million low-and marginal-income women aged 20-44 and adolescents of all incomes appear to be in need of subsidized family planning services. A family planning delivery system capable of serving approximately one-half of these women(More)
During the 1960s, as demand for effective contraceptives increased and women expressed a desire for smaller families, an "odd lot" of groups came together to press for federally supported family planning services for low-income women. The drive culminated in 1970 with the passage of Title X of the Public Health Service Act, which authorized the funds that(More)