Consultants and advisors are available for you.
The Missouri Healthy Schools team includes experienced professionals who are available to answer your questions, provide training, and support your decision-making. Your consultants for general COVID-19 Information are:
Contact Project Manager Anna Trainer, MPH with general inquiries.
Downloads, webinars and videos
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#MOHealthMedia #OntheMove Jennings School District - School Vaccinations
>> Main topics: Our MHS #OntheMove visited Jennings School District and interviewed Dr. Veronica Macklin, Director of Student Services, and Heather Simpson, Social Worker, regarding the school district's planning and implementation of COVID-19 vaccinations.
#MoHealthMedia Special Report with Dr. Kristin Sohl (MOAAP President) on New ECHO Program
>> Main topics: In this #MOHealthMedia Special Report, host Guy Danhoff goes one-on-one with Dr. Kristin Sohl, President of the Missouri Chapter, American Association of Pediatrics (MOAAP) as they discuss an effective new program called ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). Also, MOAAP is hosting a Live Webinar regarding the new Missouri Vaccine Tool Kit on June 22nd at 1:00 - 2:00 PM CDT
>> Watch Missouri Vaccine Tool Kit Special Report
Supporting Students with Chronic Health Conditions in School-Based Out of School Time Programs
>> Main topics: In the United States, more than 40% of school-aged children and adolescents have at least one chronic health condition,1 like asthma, obesity, other physical conditions, and behavior/learning problems. It’s important that staff in settings where students spend time, such as schools and school-based out of school time (OST) programs (before and after school), have the skills and resources needed to support students with chronic health conditions.
Teacher of the Year Asks Students to Consider Being a Teacher
>> Main topics: Teachers impact students’ lives in tremendous ways and truly change lives. But we are currently facing serious staffing shortages in the teaching profession, and have been for years — and there is every reason to believe that COVID-19 may only exacerbate the issue. To help address this issue, DESE embarked on a campaign to encourage Missouri students to consider pursuing a career in education. We’re thrilled to share this brief 90 second video as part of this campaign, featuring Darrion Cockrell, a.k.a. Mr. DC, Missouri’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Mr. DC talks directly to students about the incredible opportunities available to those in the teaching profession. Join DESE and share this video with educators so they can show it to their students today!
Confronting COVID-19 Related Harassment in Schools
>> Main topics: USED and the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released Confronting COVID-19-Related Harassment in Schools, a fact sheet for students and families. This resource can be found on the OCR website in English, Chinese-simplified, Chinese-traditional, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese, with additional translations expected later this month.
New COVID-19 Resources from the U.S. Department of Education
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Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination
>> Main topics: On May 12, 2021, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for persons aged 12-15 years under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization.Download PPT slides
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Masks, Boosters, and Addressing Health Equity
>> Main topics: This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Walensky defends the science behind lifting mask restrictions for vaccinated Americans, examines the ongoing research on vaccine efficacy against emerging COVID variants and possibility of a need for booster shots. She also outlines efforts underway by the CDC and the Biden Administration to leverage provisions in the American Recovery Act to address health inequity by strengthening the nation’s public health infrastructure. She talks about the CDC's ongoing efforts with other health crises: Opioid Use Disorder and addiction, behavioral health, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS which remain enormous challenges in public health.
>> Watch video
New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
>> Main topics: CDC recently released guidance on the ability of fully vaccinated people to resume pre-pandemic activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and work place guidance. This guidance has raised questions for schools about how to proceed in the current school year. CDC recommends schools continue to use the COVID-19 prevention strategies outlined in the current version of CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools for at least the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic school year.
Save the date. Upcoming events.
July 28 - 12PM CST
Adolescent Vaccines Town Hall
>> Register here
Every Thursday from 4-5PM -
COVID-19 and Kids ECHO created in partnership between Missouri Telehealth Network and the MO Chapter of the AAP. Provides up-to-date info and support for healthcare, school, and public health professionals
>> Visit ECHO to register
>> Case form
Every Monday 12:00 PM - COVID-19 ECHO hosted by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams (Live on Project ECHO Zoom platform)
>> Register here
Daily - St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force Briefing on Facebook Live
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