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Jordan High School in Watts received a $600,000 grant to establish the first comprehensive campus health clinic in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Announcement of the six-year award was made by the New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest underwriter of school-based clinics. The Jordan clinic, which is to open in September, will offer a wide range of medical care to students who have written parental permission. Services will range from immunization, physicals, screening for high blood pressure and diabetes to treatment of minor medical emergencies. The clinic will also provide counseling for drug abuse, prevention of suicides and family planning. The most controversial service of the clinic is that it will dispense birth control devices and information.


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