VT Digger: Keeping Kids in School
Community Health's Solution: School-based Health Care
In the fall, Dr. Schneider plans to reinstate the school-based medicine and Telehealth program that he started in 2019 with the Slate Valley Unified School District. “The concept of school-based care is to increase access to medical care and to keep kids in school,” he said. “Our hope is to prepare for the fall, where it will get up and running and we can start adding more schools to the districts,” he said. “Hopefully by next year we are going to be immunizing the kids as part of our school-based programs.” “We can hopefully go back to the model of keeping kids in school and decreasing absenteeism.”
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