Elev8 Local Initiatives

The Elev8 initiative is being implemented in New Mexico, Chicago, Oakland and Baltimore.

Collaborating with schools, parents, nonprofits, philanthropy and members of the community, each local initiative works to ensure that students have the support they need to succeed in middle school and beyond.

Adolescents with access to school-based health care were 10 times more likely to make a mental health or substance abuse visit than those who were enrolled in a managed care system (HMO) but lacked a school-based facility.
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