Second District School-based health centers awarded federal dollars

Great news for eight school-based health centers in the Second District. The centers will share $1.5 million in grants from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), funding dedicated to address capital needs in school-based health centers.

The four successful Second District grantees are:

  • University Muslim Medical Association (UMMA) Community Clinic, for its efforts to open a school-based health clinic at Freemont High School ($106,950);
  • To Help Everyone (T.H.E.) Clinic, for its school-based health center that serves all students in the Lennox School District ($415,393);
  • Watts Healthcare Corp, for the Jordan High School and Locke High School School-based health clinics ($499,999); and
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Center for multiple Second District school-based health centers at Dominguez High School, Hyde Park Elementary School, Manual Arts High School and Washington Prep High School.

Nineteen school-based health centers affiliated with federally qualified health centers (FQHC) are being developed or already exist throughout the Second District, all of which are expected to be fully functional in late 2012.  These grants are part of national healthcare reform legislation, which dedicated monies to construct and purchase equipment for school-based health centers.

Congratulations to the successful Second District grantees as well as the Los Angeles Unified School District.