"Common health issues may hinder children’s ability to thrive in school and tend to disproportionately impact minority and low-income children, according to a new report.

Authors from the Children’s Health Fund are calling on physicians, educators, service agencies, families and policymakers to collaborate in order to mitigate the effects of these health barriers to learning (HBLs).

“We don’t think any one sector alone can solve this problem,” said Children’s Health Fund Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President Delaney Gracy, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, a member of the AAP Council on Community Pediatrics. “Part of the solution is all the sectors and all the groups working together and understanding each other and sharing messaging and training that ultimately makes sure kids get what they need.”

 

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