Grant Awarded for School-Based Health Center
Eaton RESA, in partnership with Grand Ledge Public Schools (GLPS), has been selected to become one of 26 Michigan school partners to plan for, and implement, new Child and Adolescent Health Centers (CAHC).
Funding for the project comes from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) which has allocated $2.4 million to build new clinics across the state.
Eaton RESA applied for the planning grant and will partner with Michigan State University Office of K-12 Outreach to facilitate the planning process for the clinic to be housed at GLPS. Additional funding will be available for the clinic implementation when a primary care provider is identified next fall. CAHCs provide primary care, preventative care, comprehensive health assessment, vision and hearing screening, medication, immunization, treatment of acute illness, co-management of chronic illness, health education and mental healthcare. More than 200 existing CAHCs are currently serving students in Michigan.
During the planning process, Eaton RESA and GLPS will engage partners in the area for insight and inclusion including how families and organizations can engage with the project.
The purpose of the CAHC Program Planning Grant is to provide a safe and caring place for children and adolescents to learn positive health behaviors, prevent diseases and receive needed medical care and support, resulting in healthy youth who are ready and able to learn and become educated, productive adults.