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
Period Product Resources and Needs in Schools: A Statewide Survey of Missouri’s School Nurses
>> Main topics: Findings from the statewide survey of Missouri's school nurses has been published by the Journal of School Health. Below is also the link to the abstract online. The full article can't be distributed widely via the listserv because the article is not open access.
>> View online abstract
Wellness Policy in Action Tool (WPAT)
>> Main topics: This is a tool to help districts and schools implement wellness policies
The Wellness Policy in Action Tool (WPAT) uses results from WellSAT 3.0 and School Health Index (SHI) assessments to examine the relationship between school district local school wellness policy and school-level health practices. The WPAT is easy to use and is completely confidential. This tool was developed in collaboration with the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Health.
>> Elementary School Version
>> Middle and High School Version
BRAND NEW RESOURCE
Enhanced School-based Health Services
>> Main topics: School-based health services (SBHS) are a powerful, yet underused strategy to expand equitable healthcare to students, according to a new analysis from NASBE
NASBE's Early Literacy Work Group recently visited Wildflower Accelerated Academy in Avondale, Arizona, to learn about the state's literacy initiatives and hear from school leaders focused on reading and literacy achievement. Read what transpired.
Get Ahead of SEPSIS
>> Main topics: Sepsis is the body's extreme response to an infection and is a life-threatening medical emergency. Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including COVID-19, can lead to sepsis. CDC encourages patients and healthcare professionals, including school nurses, to share the following Get Ahead of Sepsis resources to learn how to protect their students from sepsis by:
Department provides resource for parents and families to engage school leaders about how they are supporting students with American Rescue Plan funds
>> Main topics: The Department of Education released a back-to-school checklist for parents and families. The checklist, part of the Department’s updated back-to-school resource site, will help parents, caregivers, and families engage with local school and district leaders about how they are supporting students as they recover from the impacts of the pandemic. This checklist elevates key evidence-based practices for supporting students’ learning and mental health, and ensuring the safety of students and staff, which districts are encouraged to implement using American Rescue Plan and other COVID relief funds.
Infrastructure for District and School Health
>> Main topics: Through training and resources, RMC Health can help you create and sustain the processes and systems for your school health efforts
>> RMC Health - Infrastructure for District and School Health
School Nurses in the News
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Focus on the Framework In-Person Sessions Available for Hosting
>> Main topics: Focus on the Framework programs are interactive sessions geared toward helping school nurses develop a deeper understanding of their role in Care Coordination, Community/Public Health, Quality Improvement, Leadership, and Standards of Practice.
Put NASN's Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™ into action by bringing this educational offering to your area! For more information, contact Stephanye White.
Culturally Effective Health Care in Schools Learning Community
>> Main topics: NASN is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) to host Culturally Effective Health Care in Schools Learning Communities to advance health equity by equipping school-based health professionals with strategies to translate culturally effective health care (CEHC) into their policies and practices.
If you would like to participate in this learning community, please complete the online application by tomorrow, August 19.
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Slides and Resources: Monkeypox Schools/ECE Partner
>> Main topics: CDC Monkeypox Resources:
The School District of University City wins the Green Ribbon Schools award
>> Main topics: In recent years, The School District of University City constructed multiple Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified elementary schools, 25 solar panels, and 49,000 square feet of rain gardens for water conservation. The district has utilized the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model to monitor and promote holistic wellness across environmental health, medical and mental health, and racial equity. The district is also recognized as a leader in project-based environmental and sustainability education, with outdoor “STEAM Labs” at every school campus, complete with a garden facilitator and multidisciplinary lessons.
>> Read more here
>> Watch the video above or click on the link here
Save the date. Upcoming events.
Apr 12 - 2PM CST
Best of #SNIC23—USDA Foods: Its Role in Your Program's Finances
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Apr 19 - 2PM CST
Let's Talk School Milk & Innovation
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