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Community Schools offer a variety of health services to focus on healthy families and communities . Through collaboration and partnership with the Office of School Health, Community Schools have access to numerous resources on child safety, healthy families, and strong communities.  

To learn more about available health service offerings, contact the Office of School Health or find out more below:

Asthma Prevention
For students with asthma, having a clear and appropriate treatment plan in place is key to managing the condition and keeping students in school. The Office of Community Schools is providing Open Airways for Schools training sessions for teachers, students and parents to help implement an Asthma Case Management Program in Community Schools.

Mental Health
Community Schools have a budget allocation for supporting their unique mental health plan. This plan describes the variety of tiered interventions and programs that sustain and support mental health of students and families.

Reproductive Health
Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH) provides free and confidential limited reproductive health services (health education, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception and birth control) to students in Community High Schools. Referrals and information for comprehensive reproductive and primary care are also provided to students.  Parents may out-out on behalf of their child from specific reproductive health services offered in the school medical room.  

For more information, contact the Office of School Health (OSH): Pam Haller, Project Director of the CATCH program at 347-396-4683 or Lorraine Tiezzi, Director, Adolescent Health, Office of School Health at 347-396-4735.

Vision Services
Through an innovative partnership with Warby Parker and the Office of School Health, the Office of Community Schools has been able to oversee vision screenings for students in all 130 schools. Students who need glasses will receive a free pair, and there is no cost for the vision screening.

School-based Health Centers
About 29 Community Schools now have school-based health clinics that provide health services for students and families. 

In schools without a health center, in some cases, doctor visits can be arranged. 
For information about establishing a health center in your Community School, contact your Program Manager.

Additional Resources
Wellness Councils - the Office of School Wellness offers a range of resources for schools developing in-school wellness programs, including the School Wellness Council grant program.

Pupil Personnel Team Meetings - To address the needs of students who may be struggling academically or are exhibiting behavioral concerns, schools conduct regularly scheduled, cross-functional committees, often called Pupil Personnel Team (PPT) meetings, which feature in-depth case conferences. Meetings are held on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis as needed. More information in the Counselor Connections Toolkit

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