SBHC Spotlight: Greensboro Elementary School 
 
Choptank Community Health System, in conjunction with the Caroline County Board of Education, provides medical and dental services to nine School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) for students and staff. One the busiest and most culturally diverse sites is located at the Greensboro Elementary School in Greensboro, Maryland. The site is in a rural area of Caroline County with a high population of Hispanic residents.

This SBHC staffs a physician's assistant three days a week that provides medical services - including treatment for minor injuries, illnesses, health education, diagnostic testing and treatment. The bilingual support staff person provides administrative and language services. The SBHC also provides dental services during one period of the school year at the site. The dental team provides oral health screenings, fluoride varnish, sealants and cleanings. 

There were 859 students and staff enrolled during the 2013-2014 school year, a 73% enrollment rate, and the SBHC saw 2184 visits from 463 of the enrollees.   

Maryland Community Health Resources Commission: Call for Proposals

The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC)
established in 2005, works to expand access to health care services in underserved communities in Maryland. CHRC's most recent call for proposals, Supporting Community Health Resources: 
Building Capacity, Expanding Access, and Improving Population Health, was released on November 3, 2014. 
The program will award grants to community health resources serving Maryland residents that are working in the following program areas: 
  • Promoting comprehensive women's health services and reducing infant mortality rates
  • Expanding access to dental care
  • Supporting new access points and expanding primary care capacity
  • Building safety net provider capacity
Over the last nine years, the Commission has awarded 143 grants totaling $42 million. Funded programs have provided services to over 144,000 patients, 

resulting in more than 439,000 patient visits.  

 

For more information on how to apply for funding please see CHRC's Request for Proposals

 


Northwood High School
  • On October 31st, eight Northwood High School students participated in a field trip to the Center for Science in the Public Interest to modify traditional meals from their native countries into healthy ethnic recipes. The event was part of CSPI's annual Food Day. Food Day is a movement started by CSPI to educate and advocate for a change to the American food system and to increase education and advocacy for healthy eating. To read more about the experience and the recipes that were made, visit the MASBHC Blog

St. Frances Academy

  • St. Frances Academy held its 13th annual Healthy Halloween Party. The event included a haunted house, a bounce house for the kids, healthy snacks, and a variety of physical activity workshops including yoga. Yoga was a big hit with both the older and younger kids, as the older kids served as coaches and cheerleaders for the younger kids while doing the poses. 

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