Riverside Health Improvement Center
Riverside Health System Foundation partners with An Achievable Dream, Inc. to fund and operate the school based health clinic at the Achievable Dream Academy. Unique features of this clinic include health promotion and disease prevention by facilitating self-responsibility through the application of coordinated, multilevel interventions that are consistent with Healthy People 2010 guidelines. A Riverside nurse provides a supportive environment, education about wellness, attendance intervention, home visits, safety and violence prevention, as well as a chance to screen students and identify those who need additional counseling, mental health or social services.
The Health Improvement Center (HIC) offers free preventive health and wellness services and education to students, family members, staff and the community. Nurse Care Coordinators also provides outreach activities and preventative screenings. Some of the programs that are offered include asthma, nutrition and weight management, healthy living and an annual health fair.