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November 14th, 2019

Project BREATHE: Baltimore Realizing Equity in Asthma Treatment in Healthcare and Education

The prevalence of pediatric asthma is a health equity concern that impacts the potential for all children to thrive at home, at school and in their communities. Baltimore City children are one and a half to three times more likely to be diagnosed with asthma than their peers across the nation. Learn how team BREATHE, funded by Clinical Scholars, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is working to evaluate and support dissemination of an innovative model of school-based asthma care developed at how the Rales Health Center located at KIPP Baltimore. The RHC approach identifies children with asthma and are piloting a directly observed controller therapy program that addresses the population health needs of students in Baltimore. Headquartered at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education is redesigning school-based health programs to improve the health, academic achievements and lifelong prospects for youth in economically disadvantaged communities.

 

September 23rd, 2019

Helping Children Reach Their Full Potential

One quarter of public schools in the United States do not have access to a school nurse, and fewer then half of public schools have a full-time school nurse. The Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education is fundamentally redesigning school-based health programs to improve health and lifelong prospects for youth in low-income communities. We need philanthropic partners to continue this great work.

Watch the new Rales Center video here.

 

 

August 15th, 2019

We’ve moved!

KIPP Baltimore relocated to a new school building and the Rales Health Center has moved along with them.  KIPP Baltimore’s new home is in the former Walbrook High School Building at 2000 Edgewood Street Baltimore, MD 21216.  This facility is a vast improvement over our former facility. The building has an interior courtyard, allowing for classrooms to have a window and receive natural light. It also has high-quality sporting facilities, including a full track, football and baseball fields, and tennis courts. The building’s heating and cooling system is well-maintained and in good condition.  Walbrook can house both KIPP Baltimore schools and is only three miles from the former location.  The Rales Health Center is located in a new, beautifully renovated space just across from the main office.  We are grateful to our partners at KIPP Baltimore for their ongoing support and partnership and look forward to a wonderful year in our new location!