Health Teams in Schools

School Health Teams

Schools will have a team of professionals including a nurse or nurse practitioner, a social worker and two health aides. Each team will serve two schools and will offer physical, mental and behavioral health services.

Unique to this component is a strategic financial partnership with Miami-Dade Public Schools and the Miami-Dade County Health Department, to bring quality health services to schools in Miami-Dade County by 2011.

Benefits of health teams in schools:

  • A coordinated level of school-based healthcare * Expanded health screenings and assessments with access to follow-up care
  • Mental and behavioral health services to identify and solve student health and educational issues
  • Nutrition and health counseling
  • Better access to a regular primary-care physician
  • Primary health services for uninsured students with no other options or access to health care
  • Emergency first aid/CPR
  • Chronic disease management

Contacts

 

Resources

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Comprehensive Health Services

To download a brochure, please visit the Publications section.