DCP3 Launches Its Latest Companion Publication on Child and Adolescent Health and Education



Optimizing Education Outcomes: DCP3's latest companion publication

Spearheaded by DCP3 Volume 8 editor Donald Bundy, and in partnership with the Global Partnership for Education, DCP3 has just released its latest companion publication: “Optimizing Education Outcomes – High-Return Investments in School Health for Increased Participation and Learning,” now available for download.

Along with a new Preface by Julia Gillard, and Prologue by Louise Banham, Lesley Drake, and Bradford Strickland, this publication has coalesced chapters from Volume 8 (Child and Adolescent Health and Development), that are most relevant for the global education community.

Excerpt from the Prologue: 

“Optimizing Education Outcomes draws on the latest evidence and analysis available in volume 8, Child and Adolescent Health and Development of Disease Control Priorities, third edition (DCP3). It makes clear the synergies between education and health investments and outcomes. It also confirms that our efforts and resources must focus on both health and education to achieve further gains in human development and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Long-term goals in health are unattainable without an educated population, and children cannot learn if they suffer from the effects of poor health and nutrition.”

Julia Gillard
Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education 
Former Prime Minister of Australia 


The launch of this publication was celebrated at the annual conference for the Comparative & International Education Society, where several contributors came together for a panel discussion on the topic. It was also recently prominently featured at the Global Partnership for Education's "Africa Regional Workshop on Inclusive School Health", held in Addis Ababa on April 11-13th. 

Read more about this publication, or download the chapters here. 



Photo: Cover photo for DCP3 Volume 8: Child and Adolescent Health and Development. Copyright: © John Hogg/World Bank. Further permission required for reuse.