The Genesee County Health Department has scheduled what officials call a massive lead screening event this month. The county is working in partnership with state health officials. The event is a part of an ongoing effort to have all children (and babies) within Flint tested for lead poisoning by April 1st.
Once upon a time, school children were attended to quickly when medical issues arose by the often beloved school nurse.
Today, many schools have cut back or cut out the school nurse position due to budget constraints.
The Charlevoix Area Hospital Nurse Program is being recognized for, you could say, bringing the good old days back by providing nurses to nine local schools. Continue reading