The Answer is School-Based Health Centers
The Schott Foundation for Public Education shed further light on the connection between cross-sector supports and educational outcomes in its Loving Cities Index released last year. Schott researchers used data from 10 cities to identify the successes and barriers that currently exist for children to thrive.
The results were discouraging. The cities—which spanned from Buffalo, N.Y., to Little Rock, Ark., to Long Beach, Calif.—had only between one-third to one-half of the supports needed to provide healthy living and learning environments for their children. Yet, the solution is clear: Organize the various services that children and their families need, and deliver them through an accessible, centralized system that is ideally based on school property. Article