Letters and Correspondence

Letter to Congress: School-Based Health Centers

Health

First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Congress in support of the Hallways to Health Act, which expands the School-Based Health Center Program.

Excerpt:

These centers are a vital source of medical, behavioral, and oral health care services for children with limited access to care. According to the School-Based Health Alliance, there are over 2,300 “school-based clinics that serve students and communities in 49 of 50 states and the District of Columbia.”

First Focus has long supported strengthening our nation’s most vulnerable children’s access to health care. The expanded program would encourage children to adopt healthy behaviors and would give schools the ability to incorporate tele-medicine.

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