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New Guide Highlights Importance of Needs Assessments in Connecting Learning and Health

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Healthy Schools Campaign have released Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health: Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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This guide highlights the ways that 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, and provides you with the information and tools you need to convince your state and local education leaders to make health and wellness a significant component of the needs assessment and school improvement process. To receive up for monthly updates from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Healthy Schools Campaign, sign up here.