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
The Office of Community Schools is providing Open Airways for Schools training sessions for teachers, students and parents. 
Contact Wilma Mitey (DOHMH) for help implementing an Asthma Case Management Program.

Mental Health
Community Schools have a budget allocation for supporting a unique mental health plan of tiered interventions that support mental health of students and families. 
Contact your mental health manager for more information.

Reproductive Health
Free and confidential limited reproductive health services are provided by Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH) 
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
Free vision screening and glasses to all student in need
Contact: Regina Burke (DOHMH Community Schools, Program Manager)

School-based Health Centers
Many Community Schools have launched 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.

Dental Care through Smile New York - NYC MOU Attachment E and Smile NY_Standard MOU

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