March 21, 2022
PrimaryOne Health receives grant for Columbus City Schools – North International Global Academy School-Based Health Center
Columbus, Ohio – As part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s $25.9 million funding for 136 new or expanded School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) throughout Ohio, PrimaryOne Health in partnership with Columbus City Schools were awarded a SBHC grant totaling $1,306, 331.
The grant, School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) – Removing Barriers to Care is designed to develop new SBHC service sites in schools, expand services in existing sites, extend hours/days of operation, add services and increase populations served.
“PrimaryOne Health has a history of providing access to quality medical care to individuals and families including immigrant and refugee residents in need,” said PrimaryOne Health Chief Executive Officer Charleta B. Tavares. “This School Based Health Center will eliminate barriers to quality health care like transportation and provide primary care including dental and vision services for the school children and communities’ families,” added Tavares.
North International Global Academy located at 4007 Karl Road in Columbus, Ohio (Formerly Brookhaven High School) it will include a renovation project providing comprehensive SBHC services including primary care, oral health, behavioral health, substance use disorder, comprehensive vision, vision/hearing/health screenings, community health workers, social workers, health education, language interpretation, mobile health care. Services will be provided to students, families, staff, and community members, at the SBHC through face-to-face and/or telehealth visits.
School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) have emerged as effective models in improving student access to health care and closing the gap experienced by racial, ethnic and cultural communities experiencing health inequities. Delivering essential preventive and primary care services in the school setting eliminates many barriers to obtaining care such as transportation, missed time at work, lack of a practitioner or medical home and time out of the classroom.
The project is estimated to begin in March 2022 and be completed by March of 2023.
Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients at twelve sites in Franklin and Pickaway Counties and two Mobile Health Centers. PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.