Menominee Nation receiving honor for improving health in schools

The Menominee Nation is receiving recognition Wednesday for efforts to improve health in the Menominee Indian School District.

The Menominee Tribal Clinic and the Menominee Indian School District joined together to bring health-related services to schools, including dental care, rooms for reflection, trauma coaching, and daily meditation in the classroom. These and other changes are revealing connections in mental and physical health improvements and academic achievement. And they are working-four-year graduation rates increased from less than 60% in 2007 to nearly 99% in 2014.

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