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Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health

This guide highlights the ways that school needs assessments required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can be a valuable tool in identifying, understanding and addressing health conditions that contribute to poor academic performance. It provides child advocates, community leaders, school personnel and other key stakeholder groups with the information that they need to convince their state and local education leaders to make health and wellness a significant component of the needs assessment and school improvement process.

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Using State Policy to Create Healthy Schools

Child Trends partnered with the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and EMT Associates, Inc. to review relevant state statutes and regulations enacted as of September 2017 and analyze their alignment with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model of healthy schools.

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Public Health Access to Student Health Data: Authorities and Limitations in Sharing Information Between Schools and Public Health Agencies

Published as part of ASTHO's Public Health and Schools Toolkit, this issue brief examines the interplay of federal laws related to privacy and disclosure of student health information, and various approaches for obtaining student health information.

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