Affordable Care Act to Improve Access to School-Based Health Care

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be joined on a call by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to discuss efforts to expand access to and improve delivery of health care at school-based health center sites.

School-based health centers are a major component of the nation’s health care safety net. They not only enable children with acute or chronic illnesses to attend school, but also improve the overall health and wellness of all children through health screenings, health promotion and disease prevention activities.

 

WHO:

-- Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
-- Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education

-- Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

-- James Macrae, Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA
 
WHEN:

Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

 
DIAL IN: 877-675-5901
 
PASSCODE: HHS
 

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KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Education  Primary/Secondary  Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  General Health

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