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MISSION: To promote children’s health and school success by advancing school connected programs, policies and systems.

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan policy, resource and technical assistance center with a 25-year history of developing school-connected strategies for better health and education outcomes for children. CHHCS partners with foundations, government health and education agencies, school districts, and providers across the country to support their school-connected initiatives.

Located at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, CHHCS applies its expertise in children’s health and education policy to build and sustain services and programs grounded in evidence of what works. This expertise is anchored in more than 80 years of combined staff experience in managing school-connected programs and developing supportive policies and practices.

CHHCS specializes in researching and advancing effective school-connected programs, policies and systems, using the school location as a place-based solution for improving children’s overall health and school success.

To enhance the impact of school-connected efforts, CHHCS integrates health, education, and family systems by facilitating communication among key experts to drive collective action. Over time, CHHCS has developed a national network of leading stakeholders including researchers, practitioners, funders and policymakers that work across these areas. 


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