Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Community Child Health Centers operate three community-based health centers that provide quality comprehensive pediatric health services to Montgomery County families with children from infancy to age 16. The program serves children who are in families that have low household income, uninsured, or have difficulty finding affordable health services.
The Community Child Health Centers’ goals are to assist in reduction of these barriers, and continue to support education to increase awareness for responsible lifestyle choices to promote healthy outcomes for families with children.
A grandmother had just gotten custody of the grandson from another state. She came into the health center not having an appointment but had questions regarding seeing someone about his poor performance and behavior problems in school. She had talked with some of his teachers the previous school year but did not feel satisfied with what she was being told. I met with her and learned that he had an Individual Education Plan (IEP) at school; however she felt he was still performing drastically below grade level.
I made a phone call to a special education specialist who was able to talk with the grandmother and give her some information about various community resources he could use during the summer, and some questions to ask his teachers when the new school year starts. I also made a referral to a local mental health center for an assessment regarding the concerns she had about his behavior. She left the health center feeling better equipped to address her grandson’s issues with the school and at home and was very thankful that someone listened to her and acted on her concerns.
|Immunization Clinic||(937) 225-4550|
|The Immunization Clinic reduces and eliminates the spread of vaccine preventable diseases by providing immunization education and vaccination services.|
|Prenatal Clinic||(937) 225-4484|
|Prenatal Health Services promotes regular prenatal visits beginning in the first three months of pregnancy|
|Women’s Health Services||(937) 225-4484|
|The Women’s Health Services Program offers health promotion and disease prevention. A staff of physicians, nurses and a nutritionist provide quality care to women who are uninsured or under-insured.|
The 2013 ozone-monitoring season officially began on April 1. Ozone pollution is formed from emissions from cars and industry on warm sunny days.
RAPCA measures ozone pollution at six locations in five counties – Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble – and provides daily air pollution forecasts. RAPCA issues Air Pollution Advisories when ozone pollution is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive individuals.Read more