The Healthy and Ready to Learn (HRL) Program aims to address undiagnosed and untreated health conditions that undermine the capacity of low-income children to learn and function successfully in school and beyond. The team identifies health-related barriers to learning, including asthma; vision, hearing, and dental problems; behavioral/mental health challenges; and hunger. Healthy and Ready to Learn goes beyond simply identifying health barriers to learning. It connects with, trains, and empowers parents, teachers and community-based health care providers to produce the outcomes that matter most for children from low-income families. These outcomes include: improved management of health challenges that are barriers to learning, improved school attendance, fewer behavioral incidents that interfere with learning, and ultimately improved academic performance. The social area also integrates activities for physical, social, recreational and preventive development that promotes healthy behaviors and positive relationships within the family and in the community.