LACEF has made a substantial investment to improve the health status and future wellbeing of more than 36,000 students and adults though a $250,000 Stay Well Learn Well® School Health Center Initiative grant to St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at Compton Unified School District’s Dominguez High School.
LACEF’s grant funds will enable St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at Dominguez High School to reach and serve Compton’s low income children, adolescents and adults with an array of primary care services, including preventative health screenings, medical examinations, dental care and mental health counseling. The Dominguez High School’s health center offers more than 138,000 health care visits per year.
Through support from LACEF’s Stay Well Learn Well® School Health Center Initiative, the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at Dominguez High School will work to increase patients and patient visits by 200%, boost 9th grade student referrals for physicals at the clinic, screen 100% of Compton students and adults served by the school clinic for health insurance eligibility.
In addition, LACEF’s grant will support St. John’s Well Child efforts to target patients aged two to 17 with excessive Body Mass Indexes (BMI), so they and their family members may receive specialized nutrition and exercise counseling. The Dominguez High School health center maintains six patient examination rooms, two dental suites and two private rooms for patient mental health counseling.
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center will also use grant funds to conduct extensive community outreach activities to ensure that Compton’s low-income residents are aware of their school health center’s health and dental care offerings and health insurance eligibility options available to them.
For more information on St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at Dominguez High School go to wellchild.org.