Community Pediatrics blends clinical expertise in pediatrics with the tenets of public health, population health and advocacy to address the major threats to our children’s health. The objectives of our programming efforts are to reduce health disparities, increases access to care, and identify and improve significant health issues in the community.
Addressing health disparities, promoting access and coordinating care are essential to creating healthy populations. Through partnerships, we map targeted health issues across the communities we serve to better understand their causes and develop effective, innovative ideas within the community to improve health.
School-based Health Centers provide students access to health care in a location that is safe, convenient and accessible – their schools. Centers are staffed by licensed professionals who can deliver high-quality care that addresses the broad range of concerns affecting students’ healthy development. These services improve the social, emotional and behavioral health of students and reduce the effects of poverty and other adverse experiences on school success.
This program includes access to comprehensive preventive and primary health care services at four middle schools in Greenville County – Berea Middle School, Tanglewood Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, and Greenville Early College.
These schools are a part of a grant-funded, middle school initiative called OnTrack Greenville, fueled by a federal Social Innovation Fund grant, United Way of Greenville County, the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy, the Riley Institute at Furman University and nonprofit partners have teamed up with Greenville County Schools to transform our community’s ability to help middle school students stay on track, graduate and build a successful, thriving future.
For more information on School-based Health Centers, please contact:
Melinda Lavallee-Turner, Program Coordinator
(864) 454-2341 | email@example.com
If your child is currently enrolled at one of the OnTrack Greenville middle schools and you are interested in this service, contact the school’s guidance counselor to obtain a form or use the links below to download the form at home and send the completed version to school with your child.
Greenville Health System (GHS) has partnered with Furman University and South Carolina Legal Services to create the South Carolina Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP). The mission is to improve GHS patients’ health through an integrated, upstream medical-legal partnership that directly addresses and removes patient’s health-harming civil legal barriers. The MLP serves to help professionals within GHS create health equity and support a culture in which everyone has the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential without being disadvantaged by social conditions.
If you are interested in learning more about the work of the South Carolina Medical-Legal Partnership, please contact:
Kirby Mitchell, SC MLP attorney
(864) 454-1100 | firstname.lastname@example.org.