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School Health

Professional Resource Brief

Web Sites

American 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.

Center 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.

Centers 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.

ERIC 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.

MedlinePlus: School Health
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 Healthy Schools
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 Network
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.

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Authors: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S.; Beth DeFrancis Sun, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library
December 2013. Updated September 2014.

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.