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TEAMS Resources

Numerous resources were developed for the TEAMS project. These resources were refined based on feedback from experts as well as the experiences of the participating teams, and are now freely available to other school districts and their partners. Utilizing the TEAMS resources provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen local partnerships and improve the quality and comprehensiveness of school health services district-wide.

 

Online Course

The TEAMS online course is a self-paced, self- directed learning opportunity that allows school districts to utilize the TEAMS framework and resources to make improvements to their health services. The course is action-oriented and designed to guide you, step by step, as you plan and implement health services improvements. The course emphasizes partnerships and the development of school health services policy and protocol to drive long-term, sustainable change. Throughout the course, you will find worksheets, templates, and examples to help you apply the course content, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of children in your district.

The course is offered free of charge. Complete a simple registration to gain access.  Your registration will also give you access to the Health services Assessment Tool for Schools (HATS).

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Health services Assessment Tool for Schools (HATS)

The Health services Assessment Tool for Schools, or “HATS” for short, assesses the quality and comprehensiveness of school health services, the level of infrastructure to support those services, and the strength and implementation of school health services policies and protocols. The tool sets a "gold standard" for comprehensive school health services that districts can work toward. 

School districts can use this self-scoring online tool to identify areas of strength and weakness and track improvements over time. Completing this tool is an important first step toward evaluating and improving school health services policies and practices in your district, with the ultimate goal of improving the health and well-being of all students.

The tool was developed in partnership with leading school health organizations and experts in the field and has been tested by over 50 school districts.

The HATS is offered free of charge. Complete a simple registration to gain access.  Your registration will also give you access to the TEAMS course.

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School Health Services Policy Development Guidance

The TEAMS School Health Services Policy Development Guidance provides an overview of the role of the school nurse leader in creating school district policy, lists the key components of a health services policy, and outlines the steps to take when developing a policy.

 

TEAMS Videos

The TEAMS Project   (Run time- 4:40)
This video introduces the TEAMS project from the perspective of two school districts that have participated in the initiative.
Improving Asthma Management in Robbinsdale, MN (Run time- 3:10)
This video showcases how Robbinsdale Area Schools applied the TEAMS framework to improve asthma management.
Expanding a School-Based Health Center in Magazine, AR (Run time- 3:10 )
This video highlights how Magazine School District expanded and strengthened their school-based health center offerings by using the TEAMS framework.
TEAMS Project Framework (Run time- 7:46)
Using the experience of Dayton Public Schools, this whiteboard animation video explains the steps of the TEAMS project framework.

 

Information to Share With School Leaders

The TEAMS project created several resources to help communicate the definition and importance of school health services with school and district leaders.

 

Innovative Funding Models Case Examples

Coming soon- Case examples from around the country outlining innovative strategies for funding school health services.

 

 

 

The TEAMS resources were developed under Cooperative Agreement# NU58DP003198-05 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Except where otherwise noted, TEAMS resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.  You are free to use and share these resources for non-commercial purposes with attribution.

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