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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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National Association of School Nurses and National Association of State School Nurse Consultants. 2016. National school nurse standardized data set: Step Up & Be Counted!. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes a project to collect and report population-level data to support the health of school-aged children and the impact of school nursing. Topics include data points; the process of developing a uniform data set, and data use. Step Up & Be Counted! was a 3-year data initiative (2014-2016) that was a joint venture between NASN and the National Association of State School Nurse consultants. The National Uniform School Nurse Data Set was created with 15 data elements, and data was collected from 39 states, some with 1 school district reporting and other states with 100% of the schools reporting data into a national data portal. It has been succeeded by a new initiative called "National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts!".

Contact: National Association of School Nurses, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 925, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 821-1130 Secondary Telephone: (866) 627-6767 Fax: (301) 585-1791 E-mail: Web Site: Out of print.

Keywords: Data collection, Program descriptions, School aged children, School based management, School health, School health services, School nursing, Students

Oral Health Colorado. 2015. Smart mouths, smart kids: Improving dental health for Colorado students. Nederland, CO: Oral Health Colorado, 1 v.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information and resources on assessing the feasibility of initiating school- linked oral health services and designing and building a sustainable school oral health pro- gram. Contents include resources for generating ideas, assessing community needs, creating a budget, developing a business plan, providing a rationale for activities, framing an idea, build- ing a program, and maintaining and sustaining a successful school oral health program. The toolkit also includes a data application (a targeted and focused electronic health record) that can be used to monitor children’s oral health status over time.

Contact: Oral Health Colorado, P.O. Box 1335, Nederland, CO 80466, Telephone: (303) 258-3339 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Low income groups, Minority groups, Oral health, Preventive health services, Relationships, Rural population, School aged children, School linked programs, State programs, Sustainability

Michigan Dental Association, Seal! Michigan, Michigan Department of Community Health. 2012. Selecting a school-based oral health care program: Questions and answers for school staff. [Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Community Health], 4 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on choosing a school-based oral health program in Michigan. Topics include why it is important for school health programs to be community focused and why community-based programs should be allowed to provide oral health services to students in schools. Additional topics include references, ownership, and funding; program eligibility, treatment options, follow-up and emergency care, and appointments; service location and equipment needs; supervision, quality assurance, informed consent, and referral; and data collection, record keeping, and sharing of health information.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Health services, Michigan, Oral health, School aged children, School health programs, State initiatives

Finke J, Plonski-Fuqua B, Hartley B, Hargrave AF, Tasev D, Tumolo C, Vargas PA. 2009. Asthma guidelines for schools. Arizona Asthma Coalition in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona Department of Health Services, 22 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide information to help school administrators, school health personnel, teachers, and support staff understand how to monitor asthma control in the school setting and how to help identify students with poorly controlled asthma so that parents can be encouraged to follow-up with the student’s health care provider. Included are District-level policy and procedure recommendations for asthma management; a lists of responsibilities for school personnel; students; and families; age-specific information on asthma control; Arizona statutes related to medical treatment in school settings; and individual treatment plans for students with asthma.

Contact: Arizona Asthma Coalition, 5804 N. Echo Canyon Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85018, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Asthma, Health education, Monitoring, School health, School-aged children, State initiatives, Treatment

Harvey HL. 2002. Provide dental sealants to low-income children in school-based program: [Final report]. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health, 41 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the provision of dental sealants for children from families with low incomes through a school-based program of Iowa's Black Hawk County Health Department and Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Contents include a summary of the program's goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, publications and products, dissemination and utilization of the results, future plans and follow-up, and the type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate the program. Appendices include statistics on participants; samples of forms, brochures, and letters used in the program; and a copy of the data-recording-system protocol. Also included is a financial status report. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Final reports, Iowa, Oral health, School aged children, School health services


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.