A network of school-based health clinics in a rural Tennessee county is providing daily health supervision to 5,600 students who might not otherwise have access to medical, dental or mental health services. The CEO of the nonprofit that operates the clinics testified before a congressional committee working to reauthorize the nation's education laws that the Tennessee program has helped improve students' health as well as their attendance at school. "This is a homegrown project that works," she said.

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