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Mobile health van to help serve refugee, immigrant students

August 16, 2017 06:38 PM

ALBANY - The new superintendent of the Albany City School District is officially on the job.

Kaweeda Adams started this week and helped to unveil a new partnership on Wednesday between the school district and Whitney Young Health Center.

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Starting in September, Whitney Young will be bringing a mobile health van to North Albany Academy once a month to serve students, particularly refugee and immigrant students at the school.

Superintendent Adams says keeping students healthy keeps them in school.

"Too much missing school often means that children can run the risk of failing or even dropping out and we want to make sure that we can intervene in as many ways as possible," she explained.

The van will provide a number of services for these students, including immunizations, preventive exams, routine blood tests and health education.

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