Health Professionals

Resources for Health Professionals

Health systems can leverage schools to reach hard-to-reach populations and address the social determinants of health. Our resources focus on building partnerships, understanding education policy and expanding school health services.

Building Effective Partnerships

Leveraging Chronic Absence Data to Inform Decision Making by the Healthcare and Public Health Sectors

Chronic absenteeism data can be a powerful tool for healthcare and public health decision making, helping ensure that students are in school, healthy and ready to learn. This brief will explore how healthcare and public health stakeholders can work, independently and in partnership with schools and school districts, to identify and address the health-related causes of chronic absenteeism.

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Education Data for Health Systems: Challenges and Opportunities

This brief highlights existing efforts to integrate education data, such as chronic absenteeism, into health and public health accountability systems, describes common barriers and best practices, and suggests key opportunities for further exploration to advance this work.

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Understanding Education Policy

Connecting Health and Learning through ESSA: Opportunities for School Nurses

This webinar highlights the opportunities ESSA provides school nurses as they collaborate with school staff, students, families and community partners to take action to reduce chronic absenteeism.

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Expanding Medicaid-Funded School Health Services

A Guide to Expanding Medicaid-Funded School Health Services

This guide is designed to support everyone working to expand access to school health services that are paid through Medicaid, including state and local education agency staff, state Medicaid agencies, school health providers, public health professionals and advocates. All of these stakeholders share a common goal: improve student health and educational outcomes.

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