Community Impact: Big Idea Talk
How did 7 year old Manuel and his Chicago school’s community health workers save the day?
Pediatrician Kenneth Fox shares how his team is reimagining schools as a place for improving health by integrating community health workers (CHWs).
Healthy students are better learners and students learn better in healthy schools. Yet, Manuel like nearly 1 in 12 US kids, has asthma. And that figure is up to 1 of 4 kids in some Chicago neighborhoods like Back of the Yards. Childhood asthma is a chronic condition for which there are remarkably effective treatments. However, racial/ethic and class inequities are linked to inequities in educational outcomes.
But, you know what? It’s going to be OK because CHWs in schools can help.
Watch Dr. Fox’s Big Idea Talk below!