Brief: Improving Drinking Water Equity and Access in California Schools

 

School-aged girl drinking water from a reusable water bottle

Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners at the California Department of Public Health worked with the CHOICES Project Team to model the potential implementation of a strategy to improve access to drinking water in California schools. This strategy could reach 1.88 million children with improve access to safe drinking water in schools over 10 years, would only cost $6 per child per year to implement, and would save $12 million in health care costs over 10 years.

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