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Program Contact

Alison Patrick MPH, RD, LD
Program Manager
216.201.2000 ext 1513
apatrick@ccbh.net

Schools play an important role in addressing health in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), schools are the second-largest influence on children after families. Schools have direct contact with 95% of children, ages 5-17, for about six hours a day and up to 13 years of their development.

Learn more here from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

 

Healthier kids are better learners

Poor school performance such as increased absences, poor grades and test scores, and the inability to pay attention to class can be related to:

  • Health-related factors such as hunger, chronic illness, developmental delays, social and emotional issues, or physical and emotional abuse.
  • Health-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, violence, and physical inactivity.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health aims to work with schools in our county to address the health needs of students.

 

Our Vision

Children in Cuyahoga County are educated, equipped, and inspired to reach their full potential academically, physically, emotionally, and socially.

 

Our Mission

Prevent health inequities through the removal of health & psycho-social barriers.
Promote lifestyles and choices that improve health status and quality of life.
Provide opportunity for children to reach their full potential by improving health outcomes that support academic achievement in a safe and healthy environment.

 

 

Programs and Services

Click here to learn more about available resources for schools.
Click here for printable view of our programs and services.



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