K–12 expands support during pandemic

As our nation’s schools continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, the Cleveland Clinic K–12 Education School Programs Department continues its commitment to serve K–12 educators, students, and the entire K–12 Education community. In addition to providing online educational resources covering timely topics such as proper hand washing and adapting to change, the team amplified its online programs to include a robust offering of additional connected learning opportunities for the month of April.

Enlisting support from caregivers such as Infectious Disease’s Kristin Englund, MD, who provided an enlightening COVID-19 Overview, Community Pediatrics’ Gina Robinson, MD, who delivered Health Unleashed!™ health and literacy lessons, and a team of clinicians from the Center for Functional Medicine who addressed the social-emotional needs of students during this stressful time, the School Programs Department engaged 550 students from 96 schools across 7 states in April.

With stay-at-home orders extended to the end of the 2019–2020 school year and planning underway for the fall, Cleveland Clinic K–12 Education School Programs will continue to partner with schools, educators, and caregivers to meet the needs of students in the Cleveland Clinic community and beyond.