Program Overview - Where we started and where we are now

More than 15,000 services are delivered annually to metro-Detroit students and community members through the Henry Ford School-Based and Community Health Program

The program provides complete, interdisciplinary, and confidential services that meet the needs of students where they spend most of their time.

In 1991 the first Henry Ford Health school based health clinic was opened in Hutchins Middle School. With support from the Kellogg Foundation, Hutchins became one of the first middle schools in Detroit to have a health clinic of this kind. The Kellogg Foundation provided additional funding and in 1994 the program was expanded. It now includes sites in 14 school and community settings across metro-Detroit.

The program is made possible in partnership with many groups in the community, with Henry Ford Health being the largest financial donor. Other supporters include:
  • CATCH - Caring Athletes Team for Children's and Henry Ford Hospitals*
  • Children's Health Fund*
  • Communities in Schools
  • Covenant Community Care
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Detroit Youth Foundation
  • Development Centers, Inc.
  • Ethel and James Flinn Foundation*
  • Fitzgerald Public Schools
  • Global Education Excellence Schools (GEE)
  • Henry Ford Health*
  • Macomb County Health Department
  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Michigan Department of Education*
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan State University, Macomb County Extension
  • Mobile Dentists
  • National Assembly on School Based Health Care (NASBHC)
  • Optical World
  • Plymouth Education Center
  • School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan
  • Skillman Foundation
  • Southwest Solutions
  • Superior Ambulance
  • The Jewish Fund*
  • Turning Point, Inc.
  • The MINDS Program, Inc.
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
  • University Preparatory Academy
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Wayne County Medical Society
  • YMCA of Metro Detroit SWIFT Program (sexual wellness and information for teens)

* Denotes those organizations who support the programs financially

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