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Senators Stabenow, Peters Introduce Legislation to Help Improve Health Care Services for Children in Schools
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Hallways to Health Act to help school-based health centers improve health care services for children. In Michigan, there are more than 120 school-based health centers that play a major role in providing basic health services for thousands of students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. Typically, a school-based health center provides a combination of primary care, mental health care, substance abuse counseling, case management, dental health, nutrition education, health education and health promotion activities. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Al Franken (D-MN) cosponsored the legislation and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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