Friday, February 13, 2015

School health centers help students succeed

February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. This year, we are shining a light on how school-based health centers (SBHCs) provide access to the health care services that students need to succeed.

Poor academic outcomes and high dropout rates are major concerns of educators, policy makers and parents alike. Poor health severely limits a child’s motivation and ability to learn. SBHCs provide an optimal setting to foster learning readiness and academic achievement while giving children the resources they need to improve their health.

On February 25, we will host a Congressional briefing that will focus on how school-based health care contributes to student success, and what a successful partnership between the health and education sectors looks like. We want to have a packed room for the briefing, and we need your help getting your Members of Congress and their staffer there! Click here to learn more.

Do you have plans to celebrate Awareness Month in your community? If so, reach out and let us know by sending an email to ktaylor@sbh4all.org.

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