WRMC and Cedar Ridge Partner to Create School Based Health Center

Cedar Ridge School Based Health Center Partners

Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Commissioner of Education, Tony Wood (right), recently congratulated Cedar Ridge School District and their healthcare partners on a $150,000 School Based Health Center grant. Pictured are Karen Coltharp, Clinic Director at White River Health System; Brittany Bennett, School Based Health Center Coordinator at Cedar Ridge; Travis Wilkerson, Mental Health Specialist at Life Strategies Counseling, Inc.; and Wood. The Arkansas School Based Health Center initiative is designed to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of students to better enable them to move forward academically. The program is a collaboration of the ADE, Office of School Health Services (SHS), Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI), Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), and Medicaid In The Schools (ARMITS).