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Program Details

School Based Health Centers


Clifton Bush, MSM
Chief Operating Officer
Albany Area Primary Health Care Inc

Sara Trivette, PA-C
Physician Assistant and Clinic Director for School Based Health Centers
Albany Area Primary Health Care Inc


Georgia Rural Health Association

Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc

Program Description

Development and Implementation of School-based Health Care Centers to insure that our children have access to care and are in the best health for learning. Participants will gain an understanding of the needs and opportunities facing our school-aged children to have good health, timely access to health care as many of Georgia's children have significant barriers travelling to a health care provider. Being on-site of the school campus eliminates the need for transportation and time required to travel to a medical provider which often prevents a child from receiving health care. Children with access to health care are more likely to be in class, have strong attendance, be mentally and physically prepared to learn and have the opportunity to have higher test scores as evidence of stronger learning outcomes for the children. Participants will also learn how parents are engaged in school-based health care from providing consent for treatments, participating in medical visits if the parent desires, parent health education and numerous other benefits when the school, health care provider and parent are all cohesively working to insure that our children are excelling academically.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:
- Identify the needs for a school-based health care program, primary, mental and other health services
- Identify opportunities to reduce absenteeism and increase attendance
- Identify interventions to reduce health distractions that prohibit learning and are disruptive to class
- Identify the essential elements to begin an effective school-based health care program.


On Demand
Original program date: May 18, 2017

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Children & Adolescents, Minority Issues/ Health Disparities, Pediatrics, Rural Health