Introducing a New ESSA Guide to Connect Learning and Health


Healthy Schools Campaign and Alliance for a Healthier Generation have released a new guide, Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health: Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This guide highlights how school needs assessments required by ESSA can be a valuable tool in identifying, understanding and addressing health conditions that contribute to chronic absenteeism and poor academic performance. The guide also includes important background information, data sources, tips for advocates and sample health and wellness questions that can be included in needs assessments. To access additional information on the guide, visit the Healthy Schools Campaign website.