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December 26th, 2018

2018 Innovations in Clinical Care Award

The Rales Health Center team is the 2018 recipient of the Innovations in Clinical Care Award at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The award recognizes the Rales Health Center innovations in clinical care and consistent dedication to providing excellent patient care.

“The Rales Health Center, at two public charter schools in Baltimore City, brings Johns Hopkins’ care into the community, weaving a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and wellness experts into the school. The team provides comprehensive nursing and pediatric care; screens all 1,500 students for vision, asthma risk and fitness level; and is involved in health education, including training in mindfulness-based stress reduction and school climate initiatives” -The  Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians

Watch Dr. Katherine Connor explain what this award means to the Rales Health Center team HERE.

Clinical Care award

NP Tresa Schumann, CMA Teresa Bailey and Nurse Katherine Bissett receiving the award.

June 11th, 2018

A Day In The Life of Sam

Have you ever wondered what the Rales Center program looks like in a day? Here’s a glimpse into a day in the life of Sam, a student at KIPP Baltimore, our partner school.

If you have any questions, please email our program coordinator, Gabriela Calderon (

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June 11th, 2018

Chronic Absenteeism and Asthma

1 in 5 students in Maryland is chronically absent. One of the greatest challenges in Maryland schools is to support students in getting to school.

The CDC lists asthma as one of the main causes of school absenteeism. According to Dr. Kate Connor, our medical director, “Extreme weather or a common cold can send an asthmatic child to the emergency room. Some parents will keep children home on Code Red weather days out of fear they’ll have asthma attacks at school. The sheer number of kids this impacts is huge”

Read more about Maryland’s efforts to combat student absenteeism from the Baltimore Sun.