enhancing the educational attainment of all children
Reaching beyond the walls of the hospital to improve health naturally includes partnering with schools. To improve the health status of children where they live, learn and play, relationships with schools are paramount to our success. Dayton Children’s partners with local schools in a variety of ways to improve both health and educational outcomes.
neighborhood school center – kiser prek-6
Dayton Children’s serves as the community partner to Kiser Pre-K-6 School as part of the Dayton Public School’s Neighborhood School Center program. This partnership demonstrates the continued commitment Dayton Children’s has to the Greater Old North Dayton neighborhood.
Neighborhood School Centers are Dayton Public Schools that are centered on their neighborhoods, serving as healthy places of learning for children and families. They seek to improve student performance, realign community resources to support youth achievement and improve quality of life in the neighborhood.
Focused on community leadership, Neighborhood School Centers bring together partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, families, and communities.
These partners work to ensure that:
- Children are ready to learn when they enter school and every day thereafter.
- All students learn and achieve to high standards.
- Young people are well prepared for adult roles in the work place, as parents and as citizens.
- Families and neighborhoods are safe, supportive and engaged.
- Parents and community members are involved with the school and their own life-long learning.
- Achieving these results is the responsibility of all of the community partners, not just the schools and teachers.
With Kiser less than a mile away from Dayton Children’s main campus, the selection of Dayton Children’s as the school’s not-for-profit partner is an incredible opportunity to make a sustained difference in the lives of our neighborhood’s children.
A school site coordinator who is part of the Center for Community Health and Advocacy at Dayton Children’s supports the school principal in managing the contributions of community partners who bring programs to the school site and will serve as the broker of partnerships for the school. By strengthening relationships between these groups, Dayton Children’s hopes to enhance the educational attainment of children in the region, better share resources in the neighborhood and create a successful school in a healthy community.
health professionals affinity community
Through a partnership with Baldwin Wallace University and the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Dayton Children’s participates in the Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) program.
HPAC is one of the largest health professions pipeline programs for youth in the country. The program empowers youth to identify health concerns and invent community health programs to address them. In Dayton, HPAC AmeriCorps members work with local middle and high school students as well as college students on various health projects. Through this program, youth become champions for health and are exposed to many health professions.
The program currently serves about 2,000 youth in Ohio and they, in turn, serve more than 10,000 Ohioans.
For more information about the program or how to get your school involved please contact:
Xenia Community Schools health and wellness clinic
about the health and wellness clinic
location: Warner Middle School 600 Buckskin Trail Xenia, OH 45385
- Monday and Wednesday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
make an appointment: (937)641-4623
For more details on the Xenia Community Schools health and wellness clinic, take a look at this flyer.
what is a health and wellness clinic?
it’s just like a doctor’s office in school:
It can be hard to get your child in to see their doctor; maybe your child doesn’t have a doctor at all. This is where school-based health centers, like the one Dayton Children’s now has at Warner Middle School, can help.
School-based health centers provide a range of services to meet kids' and teens' health care needs. Services can include:
- Well check-ups for those without a pediatrician
- Diagnosis, treatment and management of sudden illnesses and minor injuries
- Medical care for chronic conditions, such as asthma or diabetes
- Lab tests
- Physicals for sports or work
There are thousands of school-based health clinics across the country, in almost every state, serving more than two million students in preschool through 12th grade. They can be set up in a wide variety of ways—as different as the children they serve!
why have a school-based health and wellness clinic?
Research shows that kids who have access to regular health care do better overall in school. They are in class more because they are sick less often. They tend to get better grades and be less stressed about school when they are feeling well. This can be especially important for children with chronic conditions, such as asthma or diabetes. When the condition is managed well, the child has more time and energy to enjoy just being a kid!
At the same time, these clinics can make it easier for parents. These visits can be done at Warner Middle School or online—so by the time you pick your child up from school, they have had a medical exam, a diagnosis and potentially even medication prescribed and ready for you to pick up from the pharmacy of your choice.
Don’t worry—your child’s school will still have the Xenia school clinic as well.
For more information, visit Xenia Community School's website.