Detroit Edison Public School Academy opens new health center
11:26 AM, Nov 1, 2010
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Henry Ford Health Systems has partnered with the Detroit Edison
Public School Academy to open a health center at the school.
The Webber Pioneer Health Center is designed to help reduce
pediatric emergency visits and hospitalizations. It will also
provide programs that support working parents and help keep
children in school.
The primary focus us it provide educational programs that help
students live a healthier life. The idea is that a healthier
student is a more academically successful student.
To that end, the health center's main goal is to reduce chronic
conditions like asthma, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. These type of
conditions can lead to illnesses that make students miss class.