For Immediate Release
October 09, 2019
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Bernadette Morris • Sonshine Communications
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(BPRW) Jessie Trice Community Health System among Sponsoring Agencies for Adolescent Health ECHO 2020

(Black PR Wire) Did you know that you can help improve the adolescent friendliness of your health center and provide better care to adolescent patients by joining the School-Based Health Alliance’s Adolescent Health ECHO? The Jessie Trice Community Health System did just that.

Designed for primary care or behavioral health providers, clinic nurses, medical assistants, and health educators, Adolescent Health ECHO provides an opportunity to work and learn virtually with other community health centers and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the country.

Through eight, 1.5-hour, CE-accredited sessions, participants and faculty explore topics centered on adolescent-friendly environments, preventive health care, behavioral health, and sexual/reproduction health.

The School-Based Health Alliance partnered with nine sponsoring agencies and 17 School Based Health Care (SBHC) sites selected to participate in Phase III of the SBIRT-in-SBHC’s Initiative. This project will leverage technology like Zoom, Project ECHO, NORC/Kognito role-play simulation training, Basecamp, and more, connecting sponsoring agencies and SBHC providers with cutting-edge SBIRT training and assistance from expert faculty. The initiative will support these sites in preventing, identifying, and reducing substance use among middle and high school-age youth.

Sponsoring agencies of the Adolescent Health ECHO 2020 include:

Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut (Connecticut)

  • Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School SBHC
  • West Side Middle School SBHC


Erie Family Health Center (Illinois)

  • Erie Amundsen SBHC


Jessie Trice Community Health System (Florida)

  • Miami Northwestern/John H Peavy SBHC
  • Brownsville Middle School SBHC


LifeLong Medical Care (California)

  • Elmhurst United Health Center
  • West Oakland Middle School Health Center


Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation (Texas)

  • Terry Health Center


NYC Health and Hospitals Gotham School-based Health (New York)

  • Gotham School-based Health Corlears Educational Campus
  • Gotham School-based Health Bushwick Educational Campus


PanCare of Florida, Inc. (Florida)

  • PanCare of Florida at Rosenwald High School
  • PanCare of Florida at Rutherford High School


Rainelle Medical Center (West Virginia)

  • Greenbrier West Wellness Center
  • Eastern Greenbrier Wellness Center


Valley Health Care, Inc. (West Virginia)

  • Elkins Middle School SBHC
  • Elkins High School SBHC
  • Tygarts Valley Middle/ High School SBHC

The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc (JTCHS) is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community healthcare centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated Board of Directors (51% of which are users of the medical and dental services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff. The 1st Federally Qualified Health Center in the state and 5th in the nation, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is a Florida 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. JTCHS served its first patients from a trailer. Now, more than fifty (50) years after its founding, JTCHS owns and operates eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, and are located in two (2) universities and forty (40) school-based health suites.

JTCHS knows and specializes in comprehensive health, offering a myriad of services to improve the health of the community. This includes: dentistry, family medicine, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, transportation, healthy start, obstetric & gynecological care, school-based health, community health promotions, health & wellness center, pediatrics, and ancillary services. 

For more information on the Adolescent Health ECHO, contact Dr. Joycelyn Lawrence at, or call the Jessie Trice Community Health System at 305-637-6400,  or visit us online at


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