The Center for School, Health and Education at the American Public Health Association advances school-based health care as a proven strategy for preventing school dropout. School-based health centers have the capacity to benefit all students in a school by addressing barriers to learning such as bullying, hunger and distress. They keep students healthy and in school.
Through partnerships, policies and advocacy, the Center links the educational and public health communities to ensure that all students—particularly those facing social inequities—are supported to graduate.
Consider school-based health centers—and the Center for School, Health and Education—as key partners in ensuring educational success, preventing school dropout and promoting the well-being of school-age children and teens.