In their January 2016 open letter to state public health and education officials, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Education Secretary John King unequivocally endorsed school-based health services, acknowledging the model’s potential to improve both health and academic outcomes for vulnerable children and adolescents.

In a recent Atlantic magazine article, the last in a series on the impacts of testing on education, Secretary King was asked to describe his ideal school. The Secretary doubled down on his earlier endorsement, saying that in such schools “A health clinic, a social worker, and a mental-health counselor would serve students and their families.”

We applaud Secretary King for reminding all of us that school-based health services can help every child to thrive.

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