Doctor, district get health awards

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Bagley Downs -- Dr. Sally Williams and Vancouver Public Schools were honored with 2013 Public Health Community Awards by the Clark County Board of Health on April 24. Williams, a member of the board of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, was instrumental in developing the Clinic's Project Access, which provides free specialty medical services for people with no health insurance. Vancouver Public Schools was chosen for the award for establishing Family-Community Resource Centers at public school. These centers are hubs for community partners who promote learning readiness, school attendance, academic success and overall physical and social health for kids and families. Both Vancouver Public Schools and the Free Clinic are based in Bagley Downs.