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01/15/12 — Making health care accessible in schools

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Making health care accessible in schools

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on January 15, 2012 1:50 AM

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Diane Mullins, a physician's assistant in the WISH school-based health center at Wayne Academy, checks eighth-grader Goliath Wendell's reflexes. Clinics have been introduced in six Wayne County public schools since 1997, providing a variety of health care services for middle and high school students.

Since school-based health centers were introduced at two public schools in 1997, the service has expanded into six middle and high schools, with an average enrollment of 90 percent of students at each taking advantage of the access to health...

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