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Carroll-Scott Co-Authors Article on Community Health Assets and Academic Achievement

February 21, 2014

Amy Carroll-ScottDr. Amy Carroll-Scott, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention, coauthored an article titled “Health and academic achievement: cumulative effects of health assets on standardized test scores among urban youth in the United States” published in the Journal of School Health with coauthors from Yale and New Haven Public Schools in Connecticut.

This article discusses a study with two objectives (1) to document associations between health assets and academic achievement, and (2) to examine cumulative effects of these assets on academic achievement. The authors concluded that schools that utilize nontraditional instructional strategies to improve student health may also improve academic achievement, closing equity gaps in both health and academic achievement.