Bridging The Gap Between Health and Education
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School Based Programs

School Based Health Centers (SBHC) provide cost-effective & time-efficient services that benefit the community, schools, teachers, parents and students.

Visits 2016-2017

  • Dental – 15%
  • Medical – 33%
  • Behavioral Health – 52%

Total Revenue 2016-2017

  • Medical – 27%
  • Dental – 34%
  • Behavioral Health – 39%

Cost Effective

  • 48% Increase in number of BH Visits at CTRA with the addition of Full time SW
  • 166 Physicals Exams FY 16-17
  • 40 Physical examinations provided for uninsured students
  • 37% increase from FY 15-16
  • ADAPT (Assessing the Development to Assist Preschoolers in Transition) program identified 26 % of preschoolers exhibiting at-risk behaviors (compared to national average of 4%).
  • Screening component of ADAPT identified 26% of students at risk compared to a 4% national rate
  • Increased Medical care by 125% due to a full time APRN at Larson SBHC

Time Efficient And Prevention Based

  • 2,608 Dental Sealants provided between 2013-2017.
  • In 180 school days SBHC Staff spend over 101 equivalent school days providing care and services that are neither billable nor reimbursable.

Response to Community Needs

  • World Changers and Power Pushers Group to empower female students as Leaders vs. Bullies
  • CTRA created a food pantry for students and hosted a food drive
  • CBITS & Bounce Back Treatment Groups in Elementary and Middle School
  • Parenting Power Parenting Groups in Elementary Schools
  • ADAPT – To address preschool behavioral health needs
  • AIDS Mobile Theater at the High Schools.
  • Mental health needs addressed by hiring additional staff
    • CTRA Social Worker
    • School Readiness Social Worker
    • Goodwin College Behavioral Health Services