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What are the Next for
The Girls Health Screen and Girls Health Passport in Los Angeles?
- Implement the Girls
Health Screen at intake for 50 girls in Los Angeles County Girls Camps.
- Develop the first
secure web platform and database for juvenile girls in detention so that the
GHS will be web accessible to girls
at intake into the system and contribute to a California and national
database on the medical and
behavioral health needs of girls in
the juvenile justice system.
- Pilot the web-based
GHS in Los Angeles, California. This
will involve the development of support and collaboration of key leaders who
will participate on the GHS Los Angeles Advisory Committee and the completion
of the web platform described above.
- Initiate the First
Electronic Girls Health Passport
which will provide a seamless continuum of medical screening, assessment,
treatment and follow-up linking community health providers and medical
providers in institutions. Currently, there is little communication of medical
needs between juvenile residential institutions and community health providers.
Consequently, expensive medical procedures are often repeated unnecessarily
(such as immunizations) and urgent medical and behavioral health problems such
as injury resulting from sexual assault, head injuries, serious allergies and
substance abuse are often missed. We expect that the Electronic Health Passport
by providing a single standardized medical screening and record-keeping
procedure will remedy this costly and dangerous gap.