The Center for School Mental Health has selected Proviso East High School (District 209) as one of seven schools nationwide to participate in Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN).
This network will focus on improving access to high quality and sustainable school-based mental health services, according to a press release. The project is part of a national quality improvement effort and will engage Proviso East High School staff in collaboration with Loyola University Chicago's School-Based Health Center and the Illinois School-Based Health Alliance/EverThrive IL.
With this opportunity, Proviso East High School will be able to leverage the expertise of national experts in school mental health as well as other school districts to improve the care they provide students, and ultimately enhance their academic success, said Ms. Vanessa Schmitt, director of special education for District 209. She will serve as the project leader.
EverThrive IL and the Illinois School-Based Health Alliance applaud Proviso East High School’s commitment to comprehensive mental health services and look forward to supporting this project, a press release from EverThrive IL said.
Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209, said that the additional support will enhance students’ opportunities for success.