September 26, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EST
Researchers have long recognized a consistent and significant association between formal educational attainment and individual health outcomes. More highly educated individuals are healthier and tend to live longer; they also have less risk of smoking, drug abuse, accidents, and chronic diseases. Recent research suggests that that education is not merely a proxy for social economic status, but rather stands as a social determinant of health in its own right—not only because education affords greater earning opportunity, but also because the cognitive effects of learning critical reasoning affects health behaviors and decisions across the lifespan. Despite federal laws that guarantee all children a free appropriate public education, major inequities exist. Join us for a discussion of critical issues in public education affecting child and adolescent health, including access to school nursing services; restorative justice and school discipline reform; and laws that ensure that children don’t go hungry at school.
By attending this webinar, you will:
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.