In anticipation of back to indoctrination camp, err, back to school I am going to do a series on what Mexico's children, err, our children are getting there.
School Based Health Centers: An Overview
School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are a national model designed to ease access to health care by reducing the barriers that have historically prevented adolescents from seeking the health services they need including inconvenience, cost, transportation, concerns surrounding confidentiality, and apprehension about discussing personal health problems.
Those are the things that keep kids from going to the doctor? Inconvenience? Sorry, it's inconvenient for all of us. Confidentiality? Sorry, you don't have any, you are a minor.
2006 marks the 20-year anniversary of SBHCs in Oregon. The first center opened in Multnomah County in February 1986 at Roosevelt High School. Since then, they have doubled each decade making it possible for three times more clients to be seen.
They double each decade huh? So all those "cuts" that we have been hearing about... those must be lies right?
Services are available to students regardless of... immigration status.
Pretty sure that one is illegal. We are required to educate regardless of immigration status but we are forbidden from providing (most) social services to illegal aliens. Putting the health clinic in a school doesn't except it from the law. Will follow up on this one...