Businesses & Employers

There is a direct link between health and academic achievement, which impacts a student’s higher education and employment opportunities.

Together we can:

Ensure our kids are healthy and ready to work.
Healthy students who achieve academically are better prepared to contribute to Washington’s diverse workforce.

Reduce employee leave and insurance costs.
Healthy students spend more time at school, and their parents spend more time at work. Healthier workers also use less health care, which can help reduce health insurance costs.

Improve our state’s economy.
Healthy students become productive workers who help communities thrive. This improves Washington State’s business
investment climate attracting new employers and jobs to support our local economy.

[See supporting data at Learn: Health Services Frameworks]


If you are a business leader or employer and want to learn how you can partner to improve student health in Washington, contact us at WISH-Information@HealthyStudentsAchieve.org