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Newark Public Schools, University Hospital unveil partnership

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Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger Leon speaking at the Aug. 29 announcement in Newark.
Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger Leon speaking at the Aug. 29 announcement in Newark. - ()

Newark Public Schools and University Hospital announced Wednesday the kickoff of a long-term partnership that aims to expand access to health education and services for Newark students and families.

The partnership began with University Hospital’s Community Training Center leading a Stop the Bleed emergency response training for approximately 150 Newark Public School nurses.

The program aims to eventually train nearly 5,000 Newark Public School employees.

Additionally, The Foundation for University Hospital has agreed to purchase nearly 550 bleeding control kits to be distributed to all public schools in the district.

“Schools are much more than just places of learning because they serve as community hubs where teachers and families can work together to create a better environment for our children," Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger Leon said of the pairing. "Partnering with University Hospital to expand health education and access to medical services is not only good for the 55,000+ students attending Newark’s schools - it’s good for Newark as a whole.”

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