Wednesday, September 7, 2011 (All day)

Wallace State nursing students and faculty received an update this week on the new Sight Savers America (SSA) KidCheck wireless technology system, aiding the college as it resumes free health-screening processes to more than 4,000 students at Blount County schools.

Wallace State’s Nursing Department and the Blount County Board of Education have provided free health screenings in Blount County Schools since 2001 with the support of Caring for Kids, Alabama Power Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Meanwhile, the new SSA KidCheck wireless system is provided through a $100,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation and will eliminate the need of the current paper screening and provide a more efficient delivery of important follow-up services for children failing vision and other SSA KidCheck screenings.