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Center for School, Health and Education

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APHA’s Center for School, Health and Education advances school-based health care as a proven strategy for preventing school dropout. We work with health and education partners to develop and implement public health strategies school-wide to improve the well-being and educational success of all students.


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The Center’s Home at APHA

The Center’s location within the American Public Health Association underscores the fact that high school completion is a public health priority. Educational success starts with healthy kids, and kids who complete high school are more likely to have a lifetime of better health and economic opportunities.

"K-12 is the opportune time to establish good health behaviors,” says APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD. "By focusing on this population, we hope to provide our nation’s children with a healthy start in life, and positively impact the health of future generations."

For more information, contact: Center for School, Health and Education