School-Based Adolescent Health Care Program (Miami Northwestern HS)

The Foundation's School-Based Adolescent Health Care Program was designed to strengthen the capacity of communities and families to meet the multiple health and health-related needs of adolescents by utilizing local public secondary schools as a principal locus of care.This project was originally awarded to Dade County Public Health Unit of the State of Florida Department of Health & Human Services under the School-Based Adolescent Health Care Program but could not move forward. Under the new proposal, services will be provided by the North Dade Health Center which is a primary care health facility owned and operated by the Public Health Trust as a satellite of Jackson Memorial Hospital. The health center project is based at Miami Northwestern High School. The area is virtually all black. A third of the families live in poverty and about two-fifths of the households are headed by single parents. School-based clinics are relatively new as a concept and have little experience to draw on. Moreover, they have encountered formidable opposition from opponents of family planning, even though this service is a limited part of their activities. The risk to the Foundation is that, for these reasons, school-based clinics will be slow to emerge as a new locus of adolescent health services.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $200,000.00

Awarded on: 2/11/1988

Time frame: 3/1/1988 - 2/28/1990

Grant Number: 12922


Public Health Trust of Dade County, Florida

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, 33136-1005

Rose Taylor
Project Director