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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 5.26.15
NASN Radio Broadcast - Giving Epinephrine Safely at School
Many school nurses now have the responsibility of teaching unlicensed persons to administer epinephrine in emergency scenarios. In this most recent broadcast, Changing Policy and Protocols for Giving Epinephrine Safely at School, experts look at sound policies to guide an emergency response. More (External Site)>
Posted 5.26.15
Survey: Parents May Be Hesitant to Talk About Children's Behavioral Issues
About 30% of parents surveyed would rather talk about their children's behavioral health issues with someone other than their pediatrician, but over 60% would talk to a doctor if the child exhibits depression, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The findings also revealed that almost half of the respondents do not believe behavioral issues are medical problems. More (External Site)>

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