Investment in School Health Capacity: Payoffs in Health, Achievement and Stronger Communities

From Oregon's Center for Prevention and Health Promotion:

Health and education are deeply connected. The need for infrastructure--such as a school health coordinator and school health advisory councils—is often cited by researchers as a critical component to successful school health efforts. This detailed report examines the associations between Oregon student and school-level health and education data.  The association between school health infrastructure and high school graduation is explored and utilized as the starting point for a Return- On-Investment analysis.   The findings suggest that an investment to support school health infrastructure could provide longstanding social and economic benefits.

Download the report here.