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How to get underserved and uninsured students the best quality health care

Last week, during our four-part blog series that introduced everyone to our outreach programs, our post introducing our School-Based Services got the most visits! In that post a research study was quoted saying, School-based clinics are considered one of the most effective strategies for delivering high quality, comprehensive, and culturally-competent primary and preventive care to [...]

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4 days ’til 4th of July Weekend: PART THREE – School-Based Services

The holiday countdown continues with our blog series – Four days until July 4th weekend!  Today we’d like to introduce you to HealthNet’s School-Based Services. ————————————————————– World – Meet School-Based Services!   It’s a fact. Kids are more likely to learn and do better in school when they are healthy and attend class regularly. Yet [...]

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Healthiest Schools: Where Have All the School Nurses Gone?

Sometimes asking the right questions, and starting conversations, can make all the difference in improving schools for our kids. The next time you visit your child’s school, ask about its nurse-to-student ratio. Health Magazine describes just how the role of the school nurse has changed over the years, as nurses become responsible for the health [...]

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Indy Parents: How Healthy Is Your Child’s School?

Want to help your child’s school be healthier? The average kid spends nearly 12,000 hours in school, from kindergarten through 12th grade. That’s a big chunk of time during which he or she can develop good (or bad) health habits. Happily, many Indy schools today are recognizing the many benefits of a healthy head start. [...]

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Kids in School During Flu Season

It’s a fact. Kids are more likely to learn and do better in school when they are healthy, and attend class regularly. How can you keep your child well this flu season? School nurses, like those at HealthNet’s school-based clinics, may be among the best people to ask. They are in the business of keeping [...]

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What’s for lunch? Help prevent childhood obesity at Indy schools

Whether you are a parent, a student, a teacher or a school administrator, you can improve school lunches and help prevent childhood obesity for hundreds of kids living in Indianapolis. Everyone from Top Cheffers to Jamie Oliver to Michelle Obama agrees that our nation’s school lunch program is hungry for change. Given that 1 in [...]

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Making a Difference for Indy Schools – One Student at a Time

As a busy working parent, few competing priorities outrank your child’s well-being. A survey shows that school-based health centers and school nurses play an increasingly important role in our kids’ health. They provide care where children spend most of their waking hours – at school.  They also witness factors that impact student health and academic [...]

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