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.