The Working Mom by Kay Luna

Health care and education

Friday, June 29th, 2012 9:31 am

Did you know health care and education are connected?

Just read a story in Education Week that says research shows health care improves students’ school outcomes, and this explains:

“The reasons students drop out of school are complex, and health can be integrally related to many of these reasons, including barriers to learning such as hunger and poor nutrition and even fear for safety at school,” wrote authors led by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher Diane Allensworth. “Health problems contribute to absenteeism and, in turn, absenteeism as well as unintended pregnancy and delinquency are associated with dropping out of school.”

That’sĀ one angle I haven’t heard already, among all the reaction about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on health care reform this week.

What do you think?

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