American Lung Association supports National School-Based Health Care (SBHC) Awareness Month

(February 4, 2011)

The American Lung Association supports National School-Based Health Care (SBHC) Awareness Month. School-based health centers benefit communities by reaching youth with much needed comprehensive health services. By making student health a priority, schools can positively impact student achievement, increase attendance rates, and reduce the number of emergency room visits by students. The Lung Association is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all youth through its Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative and its purpose to keep students healthy, in school and ready to learn. School-based health centers are one way that schools can help to create an asthma-friendly school environment that benefits all students. Keep up the great work SBHCs.

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Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association, a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity and holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.LungUSA.org.