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Parents and caregivers want their children to be happy, healthy, and productive. A focus on health and safety is important for all children as they grow up. Healthy children start to learn skills when they are born. These skills will help them in school and when they are adults.
Teachers can’t do it all! But, sometimes common problems in the classroom and hallways usually extend beyond “bad behavior” and could be indicators of certain health issues. Resolving health issues in school can have a positive impact on attendance and focus during the school day.
Health staff play a pivotal role in a growing child’s life. Doctors, nurses, health educators, and medical support staff all communicate important information to children and families related to physical and mental health and well-being.
Policies and laws help shape school health in practice. As research continues to show how health affects education and vice versa, programs to promote school health are growing. Anyone can be an advocate - students, families, educators, and community members.
The Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource and Training Center provides free trainings to equip all adults in the lives of children with the knowledge and skills to promote strong attendance, community health, and training sensitivity.
For 30 years Children's Health Fund has provided high quality clinical services to children in some of the most underserved communities in the country. The Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative is the next step.
Children’s Health Fund and The Primary School have created a series of videos to
help you and your family understand asthma. The first video is 7 minutes long and
describes what you need to know to take care of a child with asthma. The other 3
videos are short pieces of the long video. You can share these videos with your
friends and family!
Learn about the lungs and how asthma affects them. This video talks about what can
make your child’s asthma get worse. It also tells you about medicine, and things
you can do to help keep your child healthy and active. (7 minutes)
Learn about the lungs and what is happening in the body when a person has asthma. (2 minutes)
Understand things that can make your child’s asthma get worse, like dust and smoke, and what
you can do about it. (2 minutes)
Learn about different kinds of asthma medicine and why it is important to make sure
your child’s school has the right papers to manage their asthma at school. (2 minutes)