If kids aren’t healthy, kids can’t learn

Last week, we announced a funding opportunity through Best Starts to create three new school-based health centers in our region.  School-based health centers are a powerful tool to improve academic achievement and decrease health inequities. As Jonathan Martin points out in his opinion piece,

For a school system looking for better outcomes, the return-on-investment for mental-health care is absurdly good.

Studies have also shown the impact on health inequities.  “Students of color are 21 times more likely to see a mental-health therapist in school than in a community clinic.

Learn more about the School-Based Health request for proposal and upcoming opportunities at our Best Starts for Kids website.

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