Health is not just the absence of disease – it is complete physical, mental, and social well-being. A school health program that effectively addresses students’ health, improves their ability to learn.
"Health and education go hand in hand: one cannot exist without the other. To believe any differently is to hamper progress. Just as our children have a right to receive the best education available, they have a right to be healthy. As parents, legislators, and educators, it is up to us to see that this becomes a reality.”
Dr. Antonia Novello,
Former Surgeon General