National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.
School Nurse Day is celebrated the Wednesday which falls during National Nurses Week. Read more about both these celebrations which honor the work nurses do each day.
The state Board of Regents has released the draft plan for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The plan expands measures for school accountability and student success, and requires school- level improvement plans for the lowest performing schools.
Provides a Step by Step Process to deal with recalled Epi-Pen Auto-Injectors
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) serves as a reminder that investing in young people's health and education is a critical step to achieving an AIDS-free generation.
April is STD Awareness Month and this year we are tackling the resurgence of syphilis. Primary and secondary syphilis rates are the highest they have been in more than 20 years. Between 2010 and 2015 in New York State, the number of people newly infected with syphilis has increased by more than 100%.
This regulation addresses the requirements needed for schools or school districts to train unlicensed school personnel to carry and administer epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) to students or staff with symptoms of anaphylaxis on-site at school, whether or not they have had previous symptoms or do not have their own EAI available.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall disclaimer icon of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate.
A new Problem Gambling Prevention Toolkit is now available for NYS school districts. This comprehensive Toolkit can be used by school administrators, educators, pupil personnel services, parent-teacher associations, parents, and community groups to teach students and parents about preventing underage gambling. It also provides information about how to begin conversations with young people about the risks associated with gambling.
Phillips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator due to electrical and battery connection issues that may prevent the device from powering up, charging, and delivering an electrical shock therapy. The device may also unexpectedly stop pacing. A delay in delivering therapy could result in serious patient injury such as permanent organ damage, brain injury, or death.
After viewing the Smart, Sensible and Sustainable Pest Management in Your School, 66 percent of the webinar’s attendees were inspired to inform their colleagues and community about the importance of proactive IAQ management in schools!
Th NYSDOH has updated the list of schools who are currently registered as Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Providers. You can view it and other school resources on the NYSDOH website.
Last month, NYSED Commissioner Elia and NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a reminder that New York State protects transgender students. NY State's Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) requires all school districts in New York to prohibit discrimination and harassment. NYSED Guidance is available to assist school districts.
Go beyond St. Patrick’s Day to add more green to your day. There’s still time to highlight green fruits and veggies as part of National Nutrition Month with classroom activities for all areas in the school. Or, go green by joining the U.S. Food Waste Challenge. It’s also the perfect time to start planning your school garden.
More than 7,000 women aged 13 and older received an HIV diagnosis in 2015, and African American women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV.
Only 484,000 students out of 1.6 million eligible students participate in NYS school breakfast programs. A new report from Hunger Solutions NYS indicated that 63% of NYS students were eligible for free or reduced-price breakfast in the 2015-16 school year, but only 30% participated.
Although gender equality in sports continues its steady progression, there is one area that appears to be linked with disparity of a different sort: A growing body of research suggests that compared with male athletes, female athletes at both the high school and collegiate levels have a higher risk for concussion and worse related outcomes.
National Poison Data System indicates exposures to hand sanitizer among youths 12 and younger totaled 70,669 between 2011 and 2014, 91% of which were among children aged 5 and younger, according to a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released 3/3/17.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) will be conducting a second School Immunization Requirements webinar on March 16, 2017 from 11 AM to 12 PM. Click here to view details.
On March 7, 2017, Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), presented at the U.S. Capitol about the need for continued action and investment to contain and address the urgent threat of antibiotic resistance.