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History of School Based Health Center

 

History of School-Based Health Center in Clayton County

Clayton County Public Schools was the recipient of a $10,000.00 planning grant from The Emory Pediatric Urban Health Program for the 2013-2014 school year.

Clayton County Public Schools in collaboration with the Family Health Centers of Georgia held stakeholders meetings during the 2013-2014 school year.  The students and staff at North Clayton High School, Drew High School, Riverdale High School, North Clayton Middle School, Riverdale Middle School, Sequoyah Middle School, Church Street Elementary School, Northcutt Elementary School, West Clayton elementary School, Harper Elementary School, Oliver Elementary School, King Elementary School, Pointe South elementary School, Lake Ridge Elementary School, and Riverdale Elementary School were served at the School-Based Health Center.  The School-Based Health Center's hours of operation was from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  The Center was not a public facility and was staffed by a behavioral health professional, physician, nurse practitioner and nurse intake personnel.  The services that were offered included:  hypertension management, diabetes management, behavioral health modification, chronic disease management, health education, nutritional counseling, youth weight reduction, immunizations by appointment only, school and sports physicals by appointment only, sick visits and well child checks.

Parent, Student, Teacher, and Community Stakeholder surveys were collected as part of the Clayton County Public Schools Planning Grant for the Clayton County School-Based Health Center. The surveys were available online and on paper. Surveys were also translated by the Clayton County Public Schools International Center and available for parents and community stakeholders in Spanish and Vietnamese. The survey was data was analyzed by Clayton State University.

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