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Enhancing School Health Services through TEAMS
High-quality school health services can improve student health and help to raise academic achievement.  However, many school districts lack the capacity and infrastructure to sustain effective school health services policies and practices.  The TEAMS project aims to increase access to high-quality school health services by providing training, resources, and technical assistance to support districts in making improvements to their school health services. 

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Through the Enhancing School Health Services through Training, Education, Assistance, Mentorship, and Support (TEAMS) project, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides customized training, resources, and technical assistance to school districts that are interested in strengthening policies and practices related to school health services. Participating districts assemble three-member teams including a district health services representative, health agency partner, and physician partner. The teams are guided through a process to:

  • Engage stakeholders and foster partnerships to support improvements in school health services policies and practices (SHSPP);
  • Assess current SHSPP;
  • Identify and prioritize key areas for improvement through strategic planning;
  • Develop an action plan and mobilize support; and
  • Implement and evaluate changes to SHSPP.

This project is funded through a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Health Branch.  Learn more.

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Posted 4.22.14
US Department of Education Now Collecting Data on Student Access to Health Services
The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is now including questions about numbers of full-time nurses, psychologists and/or social workers employed by schools in the bi-annual survey administered through its Civil Rights Data Collection. More (External Site)>
Posted 4.21.14
"Now Is the Time" Project AWARE Local Educational Agency Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 “Now is the Time” Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Local Educational Agency (NITT-AWARE-LEA) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist local educational agencies to begin to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth, including how to encourage adolescents and their families experiencing these problems to seek treatment. It is required that individuals be trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). By implementing this program, SAMHSA expects to achieve an increase in the mental health literacy of adults who interact with school-aged youth and increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth. More (External Site)>

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