U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services Joint Collaboration – Healthy Students, Promising Futures
In a new letter sent Friday, January 15 to governors, chief state school officers, state health officials and state Medicaid directors, the U.S. Departments of Education (DED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) recognized the critical role that healthcare coverage and health services play in ensuring all students are ready and able to learn. Recommend action steps to better coordinate health and education services for all students and their families were provided. DED and HHS released a new toolkit, Healthy Students, Promising Futures, that details five high impact opportunities for states and local school districts to support stronger communities through collaboration education and health sectors, highlighting best practices and key research in both areas.
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