Department of Health and Human Services Invests in School-Based Health Services
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that their Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) will be coordinating a new investment of nearly $25 million in school-based health services. This investment will target partnership between schools and local health centers to ensure students are receiving adequate physical and mental health treatment. In addition to providing direct health care, the centers will also conduct community and patient outreach, health education, and translation support. This announcement follows a series of actions by the Biden Administration to address the youth mental health crisis and reduce disparities in access to medical resources. The investment will build off a $5 million award for school-base care from September 2021 to help support the one in nine children who accesses primary health care through a HRSA-funded health center.
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