About Us

  • Healthy Kids School-based Health Clinics (HKSBHC) is staffed by a clinic coordinator, two part-time medical providers, one part-time nurse, a volunteer medical provider and nurse, and overseen by the health services coordinator for the Iowa City Community School District.

    • Dr. Marguerite Oetting, General Pediatrics University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Healthy Kids Clinic Provider
    • Dr. Nancy Beyer, Child Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    • Dr. Pete Wallace, past member of the NASBHC Board, Volunteer Pediatrician, formerly of Pediatric Associates
    • Jamie Nguyen, Clinic Coordinator

    The Healthy Kids Advisory Board includes the following individuals: 

    • Mary Dirks, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, FAANP, University of Iowa College of Nursing, Clinical Professor & Assistant Dean for Graduate Practice Programs
    • Anne Vandenberg, Community member
    • Patti Fields, VP, United Way of Johnson County & Washington Counties
    • Mary Issah, National Alliance of Mental Health, Johnson County
    • Art Nowak, DDS, Retired Pediatric Dentist, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
    • Amy O'Deen, Interim Executive Director, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Co-chief Operating Officer, UIHC
    • Pete Wallace, MD, NASBHC Board, Volunteer Pediatrician, Formerly of Pediatric Associates

Clinic History

  • October 2003-Access to healthcare identified as a need at ICCSD Barriers to Learning Conference 

    2004- Unmet Needs Taskforce Organized, co-chaired by Dr. Jody Murph & Dr. Pete Wallace.  Proposal to Unmet Task Needs to start school-based health clinic.  Data gathered. Development & oversight by ICCSD Health Services 

    2004, cont'd- University of Iowa President Skorton put College of Medicine Dean Jean Robbilard in charge to further discuss health barriers and figure out how to involve the University of Iowa in addressing them

    2006- Application for United Way Community Priority Grant for $37,500 start-up money.  United Way Emerging Philanthropist Society makes school-based health clinics a new initiative. Healthy Kids continues at $35,000/year 

    Additional contributions include our endowment fund via Community Foundation of Johnson County:
    Mercy Iowa City pledged matching $500,000 funds over 5 years
    ACT pledged $125,000 over 5 years

    Spring 2007- pilot clinics begin, 4 clinic sites rotating weekly

    January 2008- weekly clinics held, West High School 

    2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011-  bi-weekly clinics held at West High and South East Junior High School clinic sites, respectively

    2011-2012, 2012-2016-  bi-weekly clinics held at Northwest Junior High and South East Junior High school clinics, respectively

    2017-present- addition of clinic site at City High School.  Northwest and South East Junior High School clinics continue.