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Friday, June 29, 2007

School health center to serve students and residents

The state's first school-based health center to also serve neighborhood residents will open its doors in August.

The Helen A. Bowditch Health Center in the Elm Park Community School in Worcester will be operated by Family Health Center of Worcester. Children will be seen during school hours; After school hours, the center will be open to the neighborhood.

Elm Park Community School enrolls students from one of the poorest, most densely populated neighborhoods in Worcester whose residents have a high risk for asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A Family Health survey of families found that more than one-third relied on emergency rooms for medical care or had no regular health care provider. More than half said their entire family would seek health care at the school.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 11:10 AM
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