School-Based Adolescent Health Care Program (Carver High School)

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 the New Orleans Public Schools under the School-Based Adolescent Health Care national program. Since services to the health care program at Carver High School will be provided by the City's Department of Health, the School Board and the City have agreed that management and direction of the grant by the City will be the most effective arrangement. The first-phase grant awarded under the 19-site national program was to support comprehensive health services to the 1,450 adolescents at Carver Senior and middle schools and day care facilities for 50 infants of school-age parents. Services to be provided include medical treatment, educational programs, counseling, and dental services. Medical backup will be provided by Tulane University Hospital clinic and Charity Hospital. Clinic will be staffed by a full-time project director, a nurse practitioner, 2 social workers, and a public health nurse; part-time physician and nutritionist. Dental services will be available in a mobile van staffed with a dental hygienist and a dentist two afternoons a week.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $231,314.00

Awarded on: 5/12/1988

Time frame: 6/1/1988 - 7/31/1989

Grant Number: 13296


City of New Orleans, Health Department

1300 Perdido Street, Suite 8E18
New Orleans, 70112-2125


Sheila Sholes-Ross
Project Director