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Community Health - Schools and Early Childhood

The Future of Healthy Schools: Supportive Funding, Systems Change, and Community Collaboration

August 30, 2021
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School systems have the power to improve the health of a whole community, and COVID-19 shed light on the critical intersection between health and education.

This virtual event explored how health and education professionals can collaboratively and sustainably build healthy schools. Attendees learned about school health funding through a new Child Trends report*, community engagement strategies, and developing a long-term plan to prioritize and embed health in schools. 

*Child Trends school health funding report presentation deck.

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10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Opening remarks
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Child Trends Report: Mapping the federal school health landscape
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Panel discussion with federal, state, and local education leaders
11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.Audience engagement: Q&A with experts
11:25 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Closing
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