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Danbury subcontracts out school based health centers

Danbury is subcontracting out it's school based health care centers to the Connecticut Institute for Communities.  The non-profit currently operates the Center at Henry Abbott Tech.  Danbury has three centers at Danbury High School and at Rogers Park and Broadview Middle Schools. 


Connecticut Institute Executive Director Jim Maloney says grant funding from the state that Danbury applies for would be passed down to his organization for the nine positions currently on the rolls.  The seven current employees and 2 vacancies would be moved off of the city's roll, moving that expense to the non-profit.  He adds that they have a health plan and defined contribution pension plan, at a cost less than the city's pension fund.


Maloney says his group can deliver more services at a lower cost because a federally qualified health center provides care to whole families, not just students. 


Each center has a licensed clinical social worker, a nurse and an office manager that provides free health services to students.  Students can also receive immunizations, nutrition education and mental health services at these centers.

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