In celebration of National of Health Center Week, Whitney Young Health is proud to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with the Albany City School District by having our mobile health unit, 'Whitney on Wheels' visit North Albany Academy. Starting in September, Whitney on Wheels will provide medical services to students, teachers, and families for the upcoming school year and beyond. The mobile health unit will also be seeing middle and high school students in a new program for refugee and immigrant students that is housed at the school.
Whitney on Wheels will offer health services such as, physical exams, immunizations, health education, screenings, referrals, and other preventive and routine services will be provided.
WYH President & CEO, David Shippee speaking at the press conference on Wednesday
At a press conference held today, WYH President & CEO, David Shippee spoke how this presence will help encourage better health management among the parents and children at the school. Notable speakers and supporters included, new City School District of Albany Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams, Assemblymember John McDonald,Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, and Mayor Kathy Sheehan, City of Albany.
Albany City School District Superintendent, Kaweeda G. Adams getting her blood pressure checked by Kevin Ragnauth, the Medical Assistant on Whitney on Wheels
David Shippee & Superintendent Adams outside of Whitney on Wheels
Following the press conference, Kevin Ragnauth, the Medical Assistant for Whitney on Wheels gave Superintendent Adams, the elected officials and members of the media tours of the mobile health unit.
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