HSPF is currently equipping 15 cross-sector state teams with the knowledge, connections, and capacities to take concrete actions in their states and improve state policies.
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In 2016, with support from Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for America’s Health, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services launched HSPF out of the growing recognition of the connection between health and learning.
South Carolina is a very rural state with significant health care deserts; for example, some counties have no pediatricians. This creates barriers to care and results in poor health care outcomes and significant health disparities.
This brief highlights examples of primary prevention strategies, including building skills and promoting social norms for positive parenting, strengthening economic supports for families, and providing quality education and enrichment early in life.
This report includes tools for schools, districts and community partners for identifying the causes of chronic absenteeism and developing solutions tailored to local challenges and resources.
This report found that educators, students, and policymakers agree that in order to cultivate healthier school environments there must be a greater emphasis on interpersonal relationships and mental health. The report includes recommendations for moving this work forward in communities and states.