Health Centers Coming to Two Schools
Posted: January 10, 2013 at 5 a.m.
A $500,000 federal grant will pay for construction or renovation necessary to establish health clinics at Elmdale and Parson Hills elementary schools.
At A Glance
School-Based Health Centers
School-based health centers are relatively new to Arkansas — there are 15 in the state, all established since 2009 — but the concept has been in place elsewhere in the country for many years. There are nearly 2,000 school-based health centers nationwide, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Most are open every day school is in session. There are three in Northwest Arkansas: Jones Elementary School in Springdale, Owl Creek Elementary School in Fayetteville and Lincoln Elementary School.
Source: Staff Report
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