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Hannibal, MO: Region's first "at-school health clinic"

Aug 16, 2017, Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig: Hannibal in-school health clinic innovative idea http://www.whig.com/20170816/hannibal-in-school-health-clinic-innovative-idea# THE Hannibal School District's idea to provide the region's first at-school health clinic should be both applauded and monitored. If this concept succeeds, and there is no reason to believe it won't, this type of health care approach may eventually become commonplace in schools across West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Hannibal is one of just five known school districts in Missouri to employ this innovative type of program. Among those watching how it unfolds is Quincy Public Schools, whose officials are eager to see if such a program would be feasible on the other side of the Mississippi River. "The purpose is to make health care accessible and affordable to all Hannibal School District students, faculty, staff and retired staff who continue to receive insurance benefits," Hannibal Superintendent Susan Johnson explained. "We like this because it helps students be healthy and learn better, and it helps working parents who might not be able to leave work to take care of a sick child."