Terri Wright is the director of APHA’s Center for School, Health & Education discusses the critical role of school-based health care in ensuring health and wellness among our nation’s children and reducing gun violence in our schools.
The Health Resources and Services Administration announced Wednesday it is awarding $80 million for school-based health centers to improve access to primary, mental and oral health care for school-aged children.
In an effort to spur student participation in public health, APHA sponsored a National Public Health Week Student Day video contest to both recognize and reward contributors on campus. This past week, three students were chosen as winners and won prizes of $200.
The unfortunate story of the slow economy’s deepening impact can be best told in school cafeterias across the country where a record number of school kids line up for a free or reduced-price school meal. According to a New York Times analysis of federal data, 21 million U.S. schoolchildren received free or reduced-cost school...
On Tuesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee began marking up reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act — formerly known as ‘No Child Left Behind’ — that aims to close the achievement gap among our nation’s students.
Departments of Health and Human Services and Education announce grants for school-based health centers
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education awarded $95 million in grants to 278 school-based health care programs.