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Bush speaks to DoCo Kiwanis about AAPHC School Program

Special to the Metro

Clifton Bush, chief operating officer of Albany Area Primary Health Care, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County on July 18.

Bush shared information about AAPHC’s School-Based Health Centers program, which is utilizing on-site facilities in schools in several area counties, including Dougherty’s Alice Coachman Elementary, Turner Elementary, and Albany Middle School, to provide numerous services – such as medical, dental, and behavioral health - that can help produce better attendance rates and educational outcomes for students.

AAPHC was incorporated in 1979 and has grown from three locations in 1982 to currently include 14 clinical locations, six SBHC sites in Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty and Terrell counties, three adjunct facilities, a laboratory, and an administrative site. Bush said they also hope to add future school sites, based on needs assessments.

Photo caption: Bush (right) speaks at the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County luncheon Monday. (Photo by David Shivers)