School Health and Education

An African-American teacher talking to two studentsThe Dropout Crisis: A Public Health Problem and the Role of School-Based Health Care

— September 2011

This issue brief outlines the social, economic, and long-term impacts of our nation’s high school dropout crisis, and how school-based health centers can improve students’ odds of high school completion.

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A group of young girls at a playground playing hopscotchThe Health, Well-Being, and Educational Success of School-Age Youth and School-Based Health Care

— September 2011

This issue brief discusses the power of school-based health centers in promoting healthy lifestyles, particularly for their affect on the most disadvantaged students. 

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A high school female student at her lockerUnderstanding Hunger and Obesity and the Role for School-Based Health Care

— September 2011

As discussed in this issue brief, hunger, obesity and food insecurity all have proven health and educational consequences, which can be addressed by school-based health centers. 

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An African-American female student in graduation robe with a family memberSchool Climate, Student Success and the Role of School-Based Health Care

— September 2011

This issue brief investigates how a school’s climate, influenced by many factors within the school, can affect students and be improved by school-based health centers.

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Three teenagers sitting on the bed of a pick-up truckThe Vital Role of School-Based Health Centers in Creating a Violence-Free School Environment

— September 2011

This issue brief addresses the impact of violence on health and education, and the positive impact school-based health centers can have within the school building.

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