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School health clinics are growing in number in St. Louis region 

August 23, 2017

Research has shown that poor health is a barrier to student learning, is associated with lower grades and is a common reason why students miss school or drop out. School-based health clinics such as Normandy’s are one of a number of ways educators are seeking to address not just their students’ educational needs, but needs of the whole self, such as health and emotional well-being.“The more health you have, the more ability you to have to learn,” said Jason Purnell, a Washington University associate professor and director of For the Sake of All.

Source: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/school-health-clinics-are-growing-in-number-in-st-louis/article_863bb5cb-c404-512d-a1dd-272bad7b6c2c.html

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