| About School Health Connection
School Health Connection (SHC) is a regional collaborative effort formed after Hurricane Katrina to support the rebuilding and expansion of SBHCs in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. The goal of SHC is to improve the overall health of students and school communities. SHC collaborative partners include local and state government and school systems, universities, medical institutions, foundations, and community partners.
In 2006, SHC received funding to support the construction of SBHCs and enhance physical and behavioral health services in schools in the greater New Orleans area.
SHC provides support and technical assistance to school-based health centers in the greater New Orleans area and also works with schools to develop comprehensive school wellness programs.
The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) administers funds provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and GE Foundation on behalf of the SHC program and its partners. For more information about SHC and a complete list of locations, partners and medical sponsors, visit www.schoolhealthconnection.org.
About The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, established in 1930, supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Grants are concentrated in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa. For further information on the foundation, please visit www.wkkf.org.
About The GE Foundation
The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of GE, is committed to building a world that works better. We empower people by helping them build the skills they need to succeed in a global economy. We equip communities with the technology and capacity to improve access to better health and education. We elevate ideas that are tackling the world's toughest challenges to advance economic development and improve lives. The GE Foundation is powered by the generosity and talent of our employees, who have a strong commitment to their communities. We are at work making the world work better. Follow the GE Foundation at www.gefoundation.com and on Twitter at @GE_Foundation.