Professional Resource Brief
Academy of Pediatrics, Council on School Health
Resources for pediatricians and other health professionals, including policies, publications, training, state contacts, and other resources.
American School Health Association
Advocacy materials, self-study training resources, and links to other resources.
for Health and Health Care in Schools
Information for health professionals, educators, parents, and young people to assist in promoting the health of children through school-connected programs. Includes a section on immigrant and refugee children.
Center for Mental Health in Schools
Practitioner toolkit and networks, resources and publications, and free quarterly journal.
for Disease Control and Prevention, Division on
Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
Tools for curriculum analysis and program evaluation; information on national, state, and local programs; and resources on school health topics.
Education Resources Information Center
Database of publications on many educational topics, including school health, breakfast and lunch programs, physical education, school nurses, and sports medicine. Free full-text access is available for many documents.
News, overviews, nutrition, specific conditions, related issues, videos, research, journal articles, organizations, law and policy, statistics, and materials for children and adolescents.
National Association of School Nurses
Online resources on many school health topics such as obesity, asthma, non-violence, and environmental health; toolkits of resources for school nurses; educational campaigns on topics such as flu, immunizations, meningitis, and head lice; continuing education; materials about the profession of school nurse; policy and advocacy materials; research; and list of state school nurse associations.
National Association of State Boards of Education: Center for Safe and
State school health policy database with a comprehensive set of laws and policies from 50 states on more than 40 topics; best practice model policy language on school health topics; other resources.
National Education Association Health
Information and programs to improve the health and safety of the school community. School safety alerts on recalled products and materials on nutrition, stomach bugs, immunizations, school crisis, Internet safety, school and community safety, healthy hygiene and disease prevention, and other topics.
School-Based Health Alliance
Resources to enable school-based health centers to deliver affordable, high-quality services and play an active role in public policy. Materials on advocacy and policy, evaluation and quality improvement, financing, mental health, training opportunities, and state affiliates.
Society for Public Health Education: Youth and School Health
Tools, resources, and evidence-based programs for health educators and other professionals working with children and youth in P-12 schools, communities and other settings. Includes youth disparities fact sheets, assessment, coordinated school health, curriculum, standards, whole child initiative, advocacy, data and statistics, training, and other health topics.
From the MCH Digital Library
- Abstinence education
- Adolescent pregnancy prevention
- Adolescent violence prevention
- Asthma in children and adolescents
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Children and youth with special health care needs
- Diabetes in children and adolescents
- Emotional,behavioral, and mental health challenges in children and adolescents
- Overweight in children and adolescents
- Nutrition in children and adolescents
- Physical activity and children and adolescents
- School health education
- School health services
- Sexuality education
- Social and emotional development
- Smoking, tobacco use prevention
For more information
on school health and related topics,
use the MCH Digital Library Advanced Search.
Authors: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S.; Beth DeFrancis
Sun, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library
December 2013. Updated September 2014.