Study by the Economic Policy Institute Recommends SBHCs

A study published on June 10, 2015 by the Economic Policy Institute highlights five social disadvantages that diminish student performance: parenting practices that impedeEPI Logo children’s intellectual and behavioral development, single parenthood, parents’ irregular work schedules, inadequate access to primary health care, and exposure to and absorption of lead in the blood.

The study highlights a connection between student health and student performance, citing that children with limited access are more likely to have routine and preventable illnesses, causing more frequent absences from school. The authors consulted School-Based Health Alliance President John Schlitt for insights into how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are uniquely positioned to respond to inadequate access to primary health care.

Read the study here.

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  1. by Dr. Shelley Cooper on July 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I would like to have information on how I can help put school-based health centers into schools in Kansas. Could you please send me resources in this area? Thank you

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