​Supported in part by the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program, this project brings together Central Point School District and La Clinica, a Federally Qualified Health Center, to form a school-based health center. The center provides accessible, family-centered, coordinated, and culturally competent care in three inner city elementary schools. By forming strong partnerships across multiple systems of care, the health center has had a positive impact on the mental, dental, and physical health of students.

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Implementation Insights:

  • Build strong relationships between school districts and health centers in your community.
  • Hire bicultural and bilingual staff from the community to enhance cultural competence.
  • Enhance access to care through a clinic that is open in a school during school hours, ensuring students do not have to miss school or travel far for health care services.
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