house resolution no.18

Rep. Peterson offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare February 2019 as School-Based Health Care Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Michiganís school-based and school-linked health centers (also known as child and adolescent health centers) have been delivering comprehensive primary healthcare, mental health care, and prevention services for over 30 years; and

Whereas, There are over 125 school-based and school-linked health centers and programs in the state of Michigan delivering a range of primary, preventive, early intervention, and mental health services to children and youth of all grade levels in urban, rural, and suburban schools across the state; and

Whereas, Children and youth served by school-based and school-linked health centers show improved rates of school attendance, enhanced scores on standardized tests, less absenteeism due to illness, and increased immunization rates, while having their wellness and health care needs addressed; and

Whereas, School-Based Health Care Awareness Month is a time to acknowledge the commitment and passion that school-based health center staff and parent/guardians show for all Michigan children and youth. We also recognize the critical role they play in improving the health and well-being of all Michigan children; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare February 2019 as School-Based Health Care Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.