School-Health Partnerships Kick-Off Meeting. The Maryland Perspective. Presenters Donna Behrens, Health Policy Director Governor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families Dr. Eric Fine , Chair, Maryland State School Health Council
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The Maryland Perspective
Governor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families
Healthy Kids MakeBetter Students.Better Students MakeHealthy Communities.
Goal: To promote students’ optimal learning ability and maximize learning opportunities by supporting, maintaining and improving their physical, emotional and mental health.
Queen Anne’s County, Maryland
School Health Services Program
Healthy Kids Make
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“What is very clear, is that education and health for children are inextricably entwined. A student who is not healthy, who suffers from an undetected vision or hearing deficit, or who is hungry, or who is impaired by drugs or alcohol, is not a student who will profit optimally from the educational process.”
J. Michael McGinnis, Director
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Public Health Service
School-based Health Centers:Critical Caring on the Front Line
Note: The survey was conducted by the Making the Grade National Program Office in the summer of 2000. In February 2001, Making the Grade became The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. The Center remains at The George Washington University and is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and Health Services and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.