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November 17th, 2015

Rales Center: Boosting classroom achievement by addressing basic health needs

Children suffering from chronic conditions, like asthma or diabetes, are more likely to miss school and lag behind academicslider-1400x800_04ally. There is now strong evidence suggesting health problems in childhood can also thwart lifelong success well beyond the classroom—an achievement gap that can be made even wider by higher rates of chronic illness in low-income communities. To address this gap, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center pediatricians and the Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation are joining forces with educators to create what they say will be the most comprehensive, fully integrated school-based health program in the country. The center will offer a wraparound, fully integrated model of health and education. Learn More