July 21, 2017

Indianapolis, IN – Shalom Health Care Center announces its partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. Shalom will provide primary care, including social, pharmaceutical, and pediatric services for 14 IPS schools. Focusing on providing the highest quality of care, this collaboration improves the health of the students through increasing performance, reducing absences and cultivating productivity.

For over 20 years, Shalom has worked to reduce health disparities by achieving excellence in primary health care and meeting the needs of medically underserved Indianapolis residents via two primary care centers and 28 school-based health clinics.

“Our mission is to improve the health of our community through affordable and personalized quality health care; we are honored to partner with IPS in order to improve and enhance the health of our students,” said Dr. Leonardo Ortega, Shalom’s CEO.

IPS has taken the lead as a school-based health champion. “IPS is pleased to partner with Shalom Health Care to provide school-based clinics at 14 of our highest poverty schools across the district, said IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee. We believe our students will benefit significantly from this important wrap-around service, and we look forward to an expanded partnership with Shalom to support student success.”

Integrating health and education is a proven successful model, improving children’s and adolescents’ access to care along with physical, social, emotional and behavioral well-being.

For more information, visit www.ShalomHealthCenter.org.