Student success rooted in healthy families

 

If we want our young people to be ready for kindergarten, to excel in elementary reading and math, graduate high school on time and be prepared to enter the workforce, we’ve got to work together to make sure they’re healthy. And there’s a lot of opportunity for improvement across Escambia County.

Last year in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, over 17 percent of adults were uninsured. Three out 20 did not have a primary source of health care. And 15 percent of local residents did not see a doctor because of the cost.

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Jill Thomas