FACTOR General Collaborative Meeting Monday, April 24, 2017 FACTOR Collaborative Meeting Monday, March 27th-Grace Evangelical Church 164 Flat Creek Trail Fayetteville 11:30am –Lunch and Networking/ Program starts at Noon Program: What is a School Based Health Center and Do We need One in Fayette?
School based health centers (SBHCs) are primary care centers that blend medical care with behavioral health, psychosocial and prevention services. Community members work in concert to determine the types of services needed and the provider resources available to deliver those services most effectively. Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and social workers are examples of the practitioners who work in SBHCs or collaborate with SBHCs to ensure appropriate referrals are provided. Through this collaborative effort, centers significantly increase access to services and improve the overall health of children and adolescents.
Debbie King, Head Nurse for Fayette County School, and I have been working on a Needs Assessment that we will share at the April Collaborative meeting for the purpose of education and gaining feedback/response from our community members/leaders, especially our social service providers. You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on major health concerns in our county and whether you feel a school based health center would be a viable solution to assist in reducing and, over time eliminating these problems.
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Please RSVP if you would like to attend this meeting. Please respond by COB Friday April 21st. We need a count for food and meeting materials. There is a $5 meeting expense request to offset the cost of our meetings. Members in good standing are exempt from this expense request.
Fayette Alliance Connecting Together Our Resources, FACTOR FACTOR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. FACTOR Collaborative is an umbrella organization and is part of GA Family Connection Network, a statewide public/private network whose mission is to coordinate local services to improve the quality of life for Georgia’s children, families and communities. We envision a Georgia where all children are healthy, ready to start school and do well when they get there and where every family is stable and self-sufficient.