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First school-based health center in country opens at Waipahu High

Waipahu High School inaugurated its Academic Health Center — a first-of-its-kind school-based health clinic in the nation — on Wednesday. The Academic Health Center represents a partnership between the state Department of Education and Hawaii Pacific Health, which will provide health care services to the community while offering high school students hands-on training from medical professionals.

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The entrance to the new Waipahu High School Academic Health Center.
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Speaking at the opening ceremony is Waipahu High School principal Zachary Sheets.
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Waipahu High School students Leila Manibog, 16, and Althea Valenzuela, 18, pose in the reception area of the new Waipahu High School Academic Health Center.
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Pictured is one of the exam rooms at the new Waipahu High School Academic Health Center.
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Chatting on the tour is Melia Abreu, senior director of organizational development at The Queen's Health Systems.
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Sitting in the reception area are students Leila Manibog, 16, and Althea Valenzuela, 18.
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Speaking at the opening ceremony is Waipahu High School principal Zachary Sheets.
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Speaking at the opening ceremony is Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke.
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Looking on at the opening ceremony is Carl Vinson, director of workforce development for Hawai'i Pacific Health.

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