National Call to Discuss Improved Access to School-Based Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

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U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on a national call on Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m. EDT to discuss efforts to expand access to and improve delivery of health care at school-based health center sites.

School-based health centers are a major component of the nation’s health care safety net. They not only enable children with acute or chronic illnesses to attend school, but also improve the overall health and wellness of all children through health screenings, health promotion and disease prevention activities.