As part of its ongoing exploration of the links between health and education, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio this week released fact sheets addressing suspensions and expulsions among young children and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
The fact sheets are included -- along with a series of HPIO policy briefs and a collection of other education and health resources -- on HPIO’s online resource page Intersections between Education and Health.
Health and education are areas of significant focus for Ohio policymakers, representing the largest shares of Ohio’s biennial budget. With support from the United Way of Central Ohio, HPIO has explored for the past year the intersections of education and health.
In the fall, HPIO released its third policy brief on the subject, titled “The Importance of Early Learning.” The first brief in the series gave an overview of the connections between education and health and the second brief examined health services in schools. A fourth brief is planned for early 2018.