Speak Up: Partnership offers free health care in Dover next month

Posted 7/22/21

After a year with a historic pandemic that brought both fiscal and physical impacts, health care may have been pushed to the bottom of the list or is simply too expensive for many to afford. The …

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Speak Up: Partnership offers free health care in Dover next month

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After a year with a historic pandemic that brought both fiscal and physical impacts, health care may have been pushed to the bottom of the list or is simply too expensive for many to afford. The Greater Delaware Partnership for Hope Innovative Readiness Training hopes to combat that by offering free health care services Aug. 1-9 at three locations around Dover. Free medical, dental and vision care will be provided by military medical professionals at North Dover, South Dover and Towne Point elementary schools.

  • Gee, it would be nice to get some care for vets. I haven’t been able to see a doctor at DAFB since what, 2019? — Bob Beckman

Delaware officials aim to use recovery funds for mental health services in schools

Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, Delaware education leaders, mental health advocates and state lawmakers are leading the charge to increase behavioral health services in schools. At a roundtable discussion hosted by William Penn High School, members of the Department of Education outlined how funds from the American Rescue Plan will be utilized to support social-emotional learning, multitiered systems of support and access to behavioral health services for all students.

  • Not denying the cause, but the funding for it is wrong. The COVID-19 recovery funds are not for ongoing wants, needs and desires of politicians and special-interest groups. The recovery funds are for one-time expenses related to recovering from the pandemic. — Bob Skuse