For Advocates

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. You can work with your school, district, and all of New York City to bring important programs to your school that will help shape skills and healthy habits in kids.

Free Care

The change in Free Care Policy allows schools to bill Medicaid for health services received in school. Click below to learn how this policy would help kids in New York City and State.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a whole-child approach to education. Learn how ESSA promotes student health and how New York State is implementing the law.
Advocate for Your Child

Looking to bring health and wellness programs to your child’s school? Click below for tips to talk to school leaders.
Advocate for Your Student

As an educator, you can talk to your principal and school leaders to bring health and wellness programs to your school. Explore different programs that may benefit your school and students.