Screening Students for Potential Health Issues
Governor Robert Bentley announces a $100,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant that will provide free health screenings for students. The grant will help Sight Savers America, a Pelham-based nonprofit group, build on the success of KidCheck Plus, a program that screens students, diagnoses medical concerns and coordinates follow-up care. The organization expects to conduct 70 health screenings this school year at schools in 17 counties including Talladega, Calhoun, and Etowah counties. Sight Savers officials say these screenings will reach approximately 14,000 students.