L.A. School District To Fund Mobile Health Clinics for Students
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education authorized up to $1 million to build stations for mobile health clinics at 28 sites in the school district, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The clinics are part of a larger effort by school officials to improve students' health and safety by offering new programs and services, including a YMCA and a Boys & Girls Club.
Funding for the clinics comes from voter-approved bonds that were primarily used for building new schools and repairing and modernizing others.
The schools are partnering with several providers to operate the clinics. The first group of providers consists of the:
- Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America;
- Los Angeles County Department of Health Services; and
- County-USC Medical Center.
The second group, the Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital, operates RV clinics with two exam rooms and a nurses' station.
Jim Tehan, director of community health for the Little Company, said the mobile clinics provide "more accessible primary care for people who have limited resources" (Blume, Los Angeles Times, 10/24). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.