School-Based Health

PHIC Film Premiere

PHIC Film Premiere

The Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley's mini-documentary will be premiering at our Inaugural fundraiser on February 11, 2017.  

We Are In This tells the story of six families in the Tennessee Valley from different backgrounds who struggle to create a healthy future for their children. Relentlessly trying to meet barrier after barrier, success still seems unachievable.  Discover these real stories of struggle to meet basic needs and meet the local community leaders attempting to reinvent a failing system. Every child has the right to health.

Mark your calendars for 2/11/17 from 5-7pm, and pick up your tickets when they go on sale in January!

New Telemedicine Clinic Keeps Kids out of the Emergency Room

Chattanooga, TN - Telemedicine offers parents and their pediatricians a new tool to keep children from having to go to the Emergency Room for routine care.  This fall, five telemedicine clinics will open in Hamilton County schools as a result of a partnership between the Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition, Hamilton County Department of Education, and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

Trenton is in second grade at Orchard Knob Elementary School.  His mom, Kristeen Brumfield, is a fourth grade teacher at the same school.  If Trenton gets sick she has a hard time leaving her students to take him to the pediatrician...

Chattanooga Goes Back to School

Chattanooga Goes Back to School

It is time for Chattanooga to go “Back To School!”  PHIC has decided that it would go back to school as well.  The Coalition has been meeting for some time with Hamilton County Department of Education officials and local health providers about partnering to improve the health of Hamilton County’s children.

Hamilton County is challenged by pediatric asthma.  Asthma is the number one reason children miss school.  These absences

PHIC Committee on School-Based Health Winter Report

PHIC Committee on School-Based Health Winter Report

The School-Based Health sub-group is composed of individuals from the Hamilton Co. School System (administration and nursing representative), health care providers (Erlanger and HCHD) and the philanthropic community. 

We have met several times throughout Fall 2014 and have prioritized our agenda to include 2 shorter-term goals: