School Health Services
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 School Health Services are:
Contact Project Manager Anna Trainer, MPH with general inquiries.
Downloads, webinars and videos
BRAND NEW RESOURCE!
Dr. Karen Mapp on Building Strong Family-School Partnerships for Reopening and Beyond
>> Main topics: Across the country, schools are welcoming students back into buildings for the 2021-22 year—some for the first time in over a year. As we face these changes and challenges, it’s also a time of great opportunity: Educational leaders have a chance to build on the connections made during the pandemic and to strengthen the relationship between schools and families for the better.
>> Read more about what Dr. Karen Mapp has to say
Science Based Strategies for Reopening U.S. Schools
>> Main topics: CDC recently released two resources for schools: Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation and The Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools that add to CDC’s existing guidance for K-12 schools in opening for in-person instruction and remaining open.
>> Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation
>> The Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools
>> Safely Distributing School Meals during COVID-19
>> Checklist for School Nutrition Professionals Serving Meals Eaten at School
Ventilation and Virus Mitigation in Schools: Creating a Game Plan to Reduce COVID-19 Risk and Make Lasting Improvements to IAQ
>> Main topics: Learn how to develop a plan to acquire federal funds for immediate and long-term IAQ and ventilation improvements to reduce the spread of viruses and ensure safer, healthier learning environments.
>> Register here to view webinar
COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Resources
Main topic: March is School and Childcare Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Month. Below are resources you can use to help get the word out about nationwide efforts to vaccinate teachers, school staff, and childcare providers against COVID-19. Please use and share the following resources:
Plain language materials in multiple languages:
Secretarial Directive for Prioritization of COVID-19 Vaccines and Administration for certain Educational and Child Care Workers
>> Main topics: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a directive that all states immediately make Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. And starting March 8, the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is prioritizing the vaccination of these individuals during the month of March.
>> Teacher's Directive FactSheet
>> FAQ Jurisdiction
Schools and Child Care Programs
>> Main topics: Information for the following for School and Program Administrators ranging from re-opening strategy to wearing masks to several resources for teachers/staff versus administrators.
#MOHealthMedia Episode 8 with Brad Brummel and Julie Viele
>> Main topics: In Episode 8 #MOHealthMedia host Guy Danhoff sits down with Brad Brummel of Springfield Public Schools (SPS) and Julie Viele regarding a new SAVE Program which examines 3 pillars to the launch: Education, Awareness, and Cessation.
>> Watch interview
CDC & USED Release New School Reopening & Operating Guidance
>> Main topics: New guidance documents and resources related to school reopening and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic were released last week by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Education (USED).
Save the date. Upcoming events.
Apr 28 - 2PM CST
District Policies, Programs to Support Student, Staff and Teacher Health
>> Register here
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