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ERIC Number: ED539627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
School-Based Health Centers and Academic Success
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
Poor academic outcomes and high dropout rates are major concerns of educators, policy makers, and parents alike--and poor health severely limits a child's motivation and ability to learn. Recent research confirms that "health disparities affect educational achievement". Improving students' health is integral to education reform. "School-Based Health Centers" ("SBHCs")--the convergence of public health, primary care, and mental health--provide an optimal setting to "foster learning readiness and academic achievement" while giving children the resources they need to improve their health.
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care. 1010 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-638-5872; Fax: 202-638-5879; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC)
Identifiers - Location: New York; Washington