New Report Focuses on Educationally Relevant Health Disparities in Seven Areas Including Asthma

Under the auspices of The Campaign for Educational Equity at Columbia University, researchers for the report, “Healthier Students Are Better Learners,” brought together the most recent findings in fields ranging from neuroscience and child development to epidemiology and public health. They focused on educationally relevant health disparities in seven areas — vision; asthma; teen pregnancy; aggression and violence; physical activity; breakfast; and inattention and hyperactivity — that disproportionately affect the educational opportunities and outcomes of urban minority youth. They concluded that unless these issues are addressed in a coordinated fashion at the federal, state and local levels, efforts to close America’s education achievement gap will be compromised. To read the full report, please click here.