School Health Services |Policies and Practices
School Health Services -CDC Resources for school health services staff on preventive care such screening, as well as acute and emergency care. Includes information on chronic health conditions, and care coordination. 5/2017
Healthy Students, Promising Futures-State and Local Action Steps and Practices to Improve School-Based Health-Provides a toolkit for administrators with resources to implement strategies and programs related to health services in ensuring all students are ready and able to learn. (U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services 1/16/16)
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)- CDC assessment of school health policies and practices in the US. It assesses the 8 components of school health at the elementary, middle, and high school levels:
- Health education
- Physical education and activity
- Health services
- Mental health and social services
- Nutrition services
- Healthy and safe school environment
- Faculty and staff health promotion
- Family and community involvement
Schools can use SHPPS data to evaluate their own school health policies and practices against state and national averages in developing and implementing programs or strategies which support healthy youth and learning environments.
State School Health Policy Database- Provides state-level school health policies for: competitive foods and beverages, physical education and physical activity, and administration of medication in the school environment. It also includes state by state requirements for School Nurses, including education and staffing and indicates which political entity or agency adopted the policy or issued guidance. National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
State School Health Policy Matrix - The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), along with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) developed this guide on state-level school health policies for the following topics: competitive foods and beverages, physical education and physical activity, and administration of medication in the school environment. It outlines relevant state-level policies for each of these areas, including a direct link to the policy. (2015)
Speaking Education's Language: A Guide For Public Health Professionals Working in the Education Sector
Public health professionals are experts are often not familiar with the systems, structure, language, policies, and priorities in schools. This guide provides a roadmap for effective collaboration.
Local Health Department and School Partnerships Working Together to Build Healthier Schools
Partnerships and collaboration with community agencies are essential to helping schools secure the resources and support necessary to address the components of the WSCC model. Local health departments (LHDs) are one of the community agencies that can be a key partner in school- and district-level efforts to strengthen various aspects of student and staff wellness.
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