By Alyson Klein
Attention school district officials: Do you want to offer more health services to your students but arent sure where to start? The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services have some ideas.
The two agencies took a look at policies and programs that already seem to be getting results in some school districts, and they put out some guidance to help districts and health care agencies collaborate more. You can read the letter here.
Whats more, the Education Department and HHS released a tool kit offering five ideas to help districts integrate more health services into schools. They have five suggestions, plus some practical advice for implementation, and links to resources, complete with at least one real-life example.