WLOS Highlights School-Based Health Centers

Submitted by bpepke on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 5:36pm
Blue Ridge Health staff and Dan Leroy, of united Way, chat inside Asheville Middle School-based Health Center.

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CEO of United Way of Asheville talks to reporters about School Based Health centers.On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s CEO, Dan Leroy, visited Asheville Middle School alongside two Blue Ridge Health Care representatives to highlight the school-based health care center that was launched in April of this year. Alongside them was the news crew from WLOS there to report on the services provided by the school-based health center, the partnerships between United Way and key organizations that made these centers a reality, and the upcoming opening of a Health Center at Erwin Middle School. The segment also announced plans to open a third school-based health center in a yet-to-be-determined Buncombe County School which will be underway in 2023.  An unrelated but equally important health center also opened this year at Asheville High School through Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers. 

To watch the segment aired on WLOS CLICK HERE


United Way is excited to highlight the school-based health centers because they are integral to creating Community Schools. “We have found that for students to be successful it takes all of us, our whole community, and all these partnerships,” said Leroy “wrapping ourselves around these schools to support student stability and wellbeing in families because ultimately that will allow our students to thrive.”

To learn more about School-Based Health Centers CLICK HERE