Poor Health is Linked to Poor Academic Performance

Health issues like hunger, physical and emotional abuse, and chronic illness can lead to poor school performance. Furthermore, health-risk behaviors such as early sexual initiation, violence, unhealthy eating, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to poor grades, test scores, and lower education attainment.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has gathered valuable resources about the relationship between health and academics. Learn more here.

An Intro to Community-Based Participatory Research

Community-Based Participatory Research uses a collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. This introduction outlines the approach, principles and methods of CBPR.

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Oregon Education Investment Board

From OEIB's website:

OEIB's vision is to advise and support the building, implementation and investment in a unified public education system in Oregon that meets the diverse learning needs of our youngest Oregonians through post-secondary student, and provides boundless opportunities that support success.

By doing so, we ensure 100% high school graduation by 2025 and that Oregon students are college and career ready.  Specifically, we believe that by 2025 we can reach the state's 40-40-20 goals: 40% completing 2-year degree; 40% completing 4-year degree; 20% career ready

Learn more here.

What does the public think about CCOs?

Early in the life of Coordinated Care Organizations, NWHF conducted research about public perception, understanding and support for this new model of healthcare delivery. What follows is a summary of that research, presented at a statewide summit meeting in July 2012.

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