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.