These issues and others are being addressed by projects conducted over the next five years in four states, with the financial support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Through these projects, the role and effectiveness of the SNP in different geographic and socioeconomic settings in the United States will be better defined and determined. The Committee applauds these efforts and eagerly awaits their conclusions.
Because of the increased scope of health care and evaluation practiced by SNPs, which includes some areas of primary health care, the Committee presently endorses SNP participation in school health programs only when they function under the direct supervision of a physician.
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