Looking Back at the Good News from January 2023

As the calendar turns to February and the first weeks of the new year are in the books, we reflect back on the Good News from January. 

SchoolMed completed more than 1,800 virtual telehealth visits and saved more than 19,300 academic hours for our partner districts in January 2023. 

We look forward to sharing more updates in 2023! Be sure to bookmark goodsidehealth.com/goodnews/ and stay tuned for even more updates throughout 2023!

Good News from January 2023

  • SchoolMed: Mental Health Makes an Immediate Impact. Since the launch of SchoolMed: Mental Health in November, Goodside Health increased mental health supports to campus communities twofold.

  • Goodside Health Explored the Importance of Understanding a Mental Health Crisis in Schools.  A mental health crisis in one student can quickly become an issue for the entire school if it’s not addressed quickly and efficiently. Read how having adequate resources available is essential in preventing potential future crises within a community.

  • Early Identification of Mental Health Concerns in Students Carries Undeniable Benefits. This month we examined how the collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, school staff, and mental health professionals can help ensure all students have the opportunity to thrive.

  • January’s School Health Advocate is Margaret Gant at Fort Worth ISD! Read about her experience as she shares how SchoolMed has made a “world of difference” to her students and their families and how she has helped to close over 100 gaps in children’s healthcare at Westpark Elementary School this school year!

  • Is It a Mental Health Concern? With the spotlight intensifying on student wellness and safety, these changes are often met with an increasingly common question – is the student experiencing a mental health concern

  • SchoolMed Brings Access to Care to More Students Than Ever. Earlier this month we shared that SchoolMed provides access to care to more than 1.1 million eligible students

  • All this and so much more … be sure to check out all of the Good News.

SchoolMed Monthly Insight

As we head into a new semester, Goodside Health providers note they are seeing more Influenza B positives. This is a change from the Influenza A trend before the holidays.

While cold, flu and COVID can have similar symptoms, available treatments may vary considerably. When students come to school feeling under the weather, make sure they are registered and ready for a SchoolMed visit so they can get back to health as quickly as possible!
Sandwiched between the new year and summer break, the second half of the school year can be challenging for students. Here are a few tips for supporting students to support your students this spring.

  • Make school resolutions for the new year! 
  • Get more sleep, and try to keep a consistent sleep schedule.
  • Drink plenty of water.​​​
  • Make time to connect with people and unwind a bit.

These simple yet important reminders can help your campus communities stay safe and healthy.

Goodside Health is proud to welcome our newest SchoolMed: Mental Health partner districts including:

  • Austwell-Tivoli ISD (TX)

  • Huntington ISD (TX)

  • Marlin ISD (TX)

  • TMI Episcopal (TX)

We are thankful to our new and returning partners, including:

  • Joshua ISD (TX)

  • Quinlan ISD (TX)

Thank you for joining us in our mission to close the gaps in children’s healthcare through innovation and execution. 

To those yet to join the SchoolMed movement, let’s talk about the impact that Goodside Health’s portfolio of school-based solutions, including mental health screenings, teletherapy, and crisis response services can make for students in your district. Click here to schedule time with us today!  

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About Goodside Health

Goodside Health is advancing the delivery of pediatric care by partnering with communities to provide access to telehealth, mental health, and well-care services at school, at home, and in the clinic. Relentless advocates for expanding access to care and promoting health equity, Goodside Health leverages a Whole-Child Approach to care and lives our mission of closing gaps in children’s healthcare through innovation and execution. To learn more about Goodside Health, please visit www.goodsidehealth.com.