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June 17th, 2020

Webinar Series: Equity and K-12 School Re-opening

The Johns Hopkins eSchool+ Initiative is hosting a series of webinars to bring guidance and information about students, families, and teacher considerations on how to re-open schools equitably.

Please join us for the following webinars:

  • Monday, July 27, 3-4 PM EDT: “School-based health care in the era of COVID-19″. Speakes include Rales’ Center Medical Director Dr. Kate Connor, Dr. Danielle Dooley from the Children’s National Hospital, and  Dr. Nancy Lever from the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program.

Register for the series here

In case you missed it, watch past webinars:


June 17th, 2020

New Rales Center Publication:

A Risk Stratification Algorithm for Asthma Identification and Prioritization

“Asthma can interfere with school attendance and engagement. School health programs are central to asthma management. Case identification is limited by reliance on parent‐completed forms, which are often missing. This project tested a low‐burden screening algorithm to stratify students based on priority for nurse outreach at 2 large, urban schools with high asthma prevalence”.

In this article published in the Journal of School Health, the Rales team explains how a low‐burden screening algorithm helped to appropriately place students with asthma in priority groups. Read the full article here.

May 12th, 2020

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 and Schools

Thank you to all of you who participated in our webinar “COVID-19 and Schools” on May 11th, 2020. You can watch a full recording of the webinar below. A pdf copy of the slides is also available here. Please share with anyone who can benefit from this information.

Thank you to all of you who participated in our webinar “COVID-19 and Schools” on May 11th, 2020. You can watch a full recording of the webinar below. A pdf copy of the slides is also available here. Please share with anyone who can benefit from this information.

If you have any questions, email us at ralescenter@jhmi.edu

You can also follow us on Instagram @raleshealthcenter


April 24th, 2020

Webinar: COVID-19 and Schools

On this webinar, the Rales Center team along with the Consortium on School-Based Health Solutions and Johns Hopkins experts will discuss the public health rationale for closing schools, what policymakers and school leaders are grappling as they decide how to re-open, and hear about ways that school health programs can help fill in health gaps for kids during school closures.

Join us on Monday, May 11, 2020, from 12 to 1 pm EDT, via Zoom. Registration is now closed


You can watch a recording of the webinar here


If you have questions, please email us at ralescenter@jh.edu

Covid 19 webinar registration