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National Public Health Week - Education

Friday’s National Public Health Week focus is on Education. A lack of education is one of the social determinants of poor health. Factors like poverty and unsafe neighborhoods can stack the deck against children even before they enter the classroom because educational achievement are directly linked to socioeconomic status and community environment.

Seek equitable funding for all schools within your school district. Support school-based health centers that connect students to high-quality medical and wraparound support services. And help advance cross-sector partnerships that target the social determinants, such as increasing job training opportunities, growing local employment and helping children achieve academic success.

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