Access to Care
Access to health care is of critical importance to one’s overall health and is inherently connected to all dimensions of health and well-being. Access to care means being able to access health services in a timely manner in order to achieve the best health outcomes.
Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools is working with schools and districts to identify opportunities to better bridge the education and health care needs of the school community so that both students and school employees can more readily get their health needs met. Through telehealth, mobile health clinics, and other innovations, we’re working with schools to extend care to beyond the walls and boundaries of the school campus.
Healthy Schools Campaign: Schools are Key to Improving Children’s Health
This national policy brief addresses the opportunities to expand on health services delivered within a school by school nurses and other district-employed providers (school psychologists, social workers, counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists), using a policy clarification issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
School Health Access Collaborative
The School Health Access Collaborative, while solely focused on the Chicago metro area, offers a model for how health and education advocacy organizations, health providers, health payers, public school districts, and local foundations can work together to advance health access for members of the school community.