MAPS Child & Adolescent Health Center
MAPS Child & Adolescent Health Center, slated for opening at the beginning of 2021, will offer comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services for students ages 5 to 21 years. It will be open year-round and will be comprised of an integrated team of practitioners to address medical and mental health needs.
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About the MAPS Child & Adolescent Health Center
In 2019, the MAPS CareConnect program was developed through grant funding and in partnership with the Manistee Intermediate School District, CentraWellness, and Northwest Michigan Health Services to address the behavioral health needs of our MAPS students. The early successes of this program led to consideration of expanding upon the health services provided to our students.
This onsite health facility at the Manistee Middle High School will provide access for students ages 5 to 21 to medical and mental health services. This opportunity was made possible through a partnership with Northwest Michigan Health Services, CentraWellness, and grant funding from the State of Michigan’s State School Aid Fund funded through a competitive grant by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Manistee County shows ranking data rates higher than the national average for health impact concerns such as: children in poverty, percentage of individuals uninsured, frequent mental distress, adult obesity, drug overdose deaths, and excessive drinking. The extension of accessible health services, such as the CAHC project, can help provide preventative measures for our most vulnerable residents.
When the basic health care needs of our students are met, they are better able to perform in school. Offering accessible care for both preventative and acute care within our district, we intend to provide our students with a holistic approach for overall wellbeing.
Child and Adolescent Health Centers Are:
- Comprehensive primary care and behavioral health sites
- Offer services for all clients ages 5 to 21 years
- Open year-round, even during school breaks
- Available at one accessible location
- Comprised of an integrated team
Advantages of Child and Adolescent Health Centers:
- Improves school performance, improves attendance / graduation rates
- Reduces hospitalization and emergency care use
- Improves mental health
- Improve oral health care
- Able to treat / manage conditions that might interrupt school day: Colds, flu, mental health crisis, toothache, etc.
- INCREASES ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!
- Broad-based community support
- Need-driven services
- Youth are viewed as key partners
- Parents are also viewed as key partners
- Quality, comprehensive services
- Integrated care between the school staff and all providers
- Linkage to other services & resources
- CAHC services shall not supplant existing school services
- Services provided shall not breach the confidentiality of the client
- Shall not provide abortion counseling, services, or make referrals for abortion services
- If on school property, shall not prescribe, dispense, or otherwise distribute family planning drugs and/or devices
Manistee Area Public Schools
MAPS continues to make every effort to provide the best learning environment for our students. We also recognize that when the basic health care needs of our students are met, they are better able to perform in school. Offering accessible care for both preventative and acute care within our district, we intend to provide our students with a holistic approach for overall wellbeing.
Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.
Northwest Michigan Health Services is dedicated to providing quality healthcare through a wide range of health services to the people in our communities, always serving with dignity and compassion. NMHSI welcomes anyone seeking health care, regardless of their income, occupation, age, ethnicity, or country of origin. Since 1968, NMHSI has provided culturally appropriate primary medical and dental care, serving seven counties in northwest lower Michigan.
Centra Wellness Network
Centra Wellness Network is the publicly funded Community Mental Health Service Provider for Manistee and Benzie Counties. In collaboration with providers and community partners, Centra Wellness Network serves more than 1,200 individuals annually. CWN administers the SafeNet programming available in the MAPS district, although not funded by the CareConnect grants, plays a critical role in student support.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Program funding was provided by the State of Michigan’s State School Aid Fund funded through a competitive grant by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is a principal department of state of Michigan, headquartered in Lansing, that provides public assistance, child and family welfare services, and oversees health policy and management.