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Rural Schools and Health Organizations

Action for Healthy Kids
Works to improve the health and educational performance of children by promoting healthy nutrition and increased physical activity in schools. Provides tools and resources to support healthy schools.
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American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES)
Organization of special educators, general educators, administrators, researchers, and parents who are committed to the enhancement of education and health services to students with disabilities living in rural America.
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American School Health Association (ASHA)
Works to transform all schools into places where all students can learn and thrive in a healthy and safe environment.
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Center for Schools and Communities
Works to improve the education and health of children and families through training, technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and resource development.
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Children's Health Fund
Provides pediatric healthcare, improves access, supports public health initiatives, and shapes policy through advocacy efforts that serve disadvantaged children in poor rural and urban communities.
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Coalition for Community Schools
Provides resources and information on community schools. Covers the role of community schools in youth development, family support, health and human services.
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National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Works to strengthen state educators working in policy and promoting educational achievement. Provides a state health policy database with a comprehensive set of laws from all 50 states on school health topics.
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National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed)
Identifies effective practices influencing the academic success and wellness of rural K-12 students. Conducts and disseminates research related to rural education.
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National Head Start Association (NHSA)
Provides school readiness programs with comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent education services for low-income children or children with special needs, and their families.
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National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
Supports traditional Native American cultures, promotes Native control of educational institutions, and improves educational opportunities and wellness for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
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National Rural Education Association (NREA)
Serves as a national advocacy organization for rural school administrators, teachers, board members, and researchers who want to improve rural education and school systems.
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Office of Head Start (OHS)
Promotes school readiness for young children from low-income families. Manages Head Start and Early Head Start programs to support the development of children from birth to age 5. Provides early learning, health, and family well-being services.
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Rural School and Community Trust
Provides training, networking, technical assistance, coaching, mentoring, resources, and research to help rural schools, teachers, and community organizations develop and improve education for rural students.
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School-Based Health Alliance (SBHC)
Encourages collaborations between schools and healthcare services to provide school-based healthcare solutions to students.
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U.S. Department of Education
Promotes educational excellence for all students and provides information on financial aid, school safety, family and community engagement, and support for students living in poverty.
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Last Reviewed: 1/4/2018