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Health Comes First in North Philadelphia Schools





Culture of Health Series

Gov. Tom Wolf is allocating 1.5 million to North Philadelphia schools for a health initiative that will connect the schools to local children’s health services. Gov. Tom Wolf awarded the money with the purpose of improving health, attendance, and academics at James Logan Elementary, William Cramp Elementary, Edward Gideon Elementary and Middle School, and Bethune Elementary.

Each of the four schools receiving funding is within the North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone, a partnership between the Department of Education, the city, area hospitals and other entities created to address health disparities in the North Philadelphia community.
The funding will also invest in developing and supporting a trauma-informed school model, which means money will go into training school staff, providing screening and assessment tools for students and their families.
Governor Wolf along with Mayor Bill de Blasio are among the many national leaders who are adding to the 7,500 and growing community schools across the nation. Community schools have a multi-decade track record of improving achievement, empowering students and families, and strengthening neighborhoods. 

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