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The resources listed below can assist school health services staff and their partners in providing the highest quality care to students, ensuring their optimal health and supporting academic success.


Resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Council on School Health

The AAP Council on School Health (COSH) is dedicated to maximizing the personal health, academic achievement and life-long success of children and adolescents. The COSH seeks to promote sound school health policies and practices that ensure the health and safety of school-aged children and adolescents through policy, education and advocacy.

The COSH website provides access to numerous AAP policy statements and publications related to school health as well as a listing of state-based resources, must-read papers, and more.


Other Resources

School Health Services 

Planning, Implementation, Evaluation 

Clinical Topics


School Health Services

The Case for School Health: Linking Health and Academic Performance

Health in Childhood and Adolescence and High School Dropout

The Connection Between Health and High School Dropout

Healthier Students are Better Learners

State of Chronic Absenteeism and School Health

 Unlocking the Potential of School Nursing

Health and Academic Achievement

The Connection Between Missing School and Health: A Review of Chronic Absenteeism and Student Health in Oregon

Cost Benefit Study of School Nursing Services

Health Barriers to Learning: A Survey of New York City Public School Leadership

Does Contact by a Family Nurse Practitioner Decrease Early School Absence?

Chronic Illness and School Performance: A Literature Review Focusing on Asthma and Mental Health Condition

The California Healthy Students Research Project

When Health is the Root Cause of Poor Education Outcomes: How Local Control Funding Formula Can Help Students Succeed

Crisis in the Classroom: How Untreated Medical Problems Are Seen to Interfere with School Performance

Unaffordable Dental Care Is Linked to Frequent School Absences

The Case for School Nursing

Connecting Health and Education Data in School-Based Health Centers

Childhood Chronic Health Conditions and Educational Attainment


National Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Adolescent and School Health

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

National Association of School Nurses

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care

National Association of State Boards of Education

American School Health Association

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

American Association of School Administrators

National School Boards Association

National Association of State Boards of Education- Center for Safe and Healthy Schools


Planning, Implementation, Evaluation

The Community Toolbox

Coalitions Work

The Prevention Institute

 Better Evaluation

Quality Improvement Guidebook

IHI Model for Improvement

How to Plan Community-based Projects

Sustaining Comprehensive Community Initiatives


Communicating and Presenting

I Want You to Meet Joe

Storytelling as Best Practice

Evergreen Data

Guide to Writing for Social Media

Better Health. Better Learning. E-toolkit


Clinical Topics

Collaboration and Confidentiality

Data-sharing toolkit for communities: How to leverage community relationships while protecting student privacy

Sharing Student Health Information Between Schools and Health Departments

HIPAA/FERPA Information Release Form 1

Webinar: Understanding HIPAA and FERPA

Comparison of FERPA and HIPAA Privacy Rule for Accessing Student Health Data

Privacy/Data Protection Project

Confidentiality Rights in the School Setting


Oral Health

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center has a number of resources for schools

Paper from the ASTDD reviewing the evidence for fluoride varnish

Smiles for Life has online training modules on child oral health and fluoride varnish

Oral Health 101 for Nurses online continuing education from NASN (CNE activity)

AAP has a number of practice tools, including information about where to order fluoride varnish supplies and an oral exam training video


AAP Schooled in Asthma Tools and Forms

American Lung Association Asthma-Friendly Schools Toolkit

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America online courses, fact sheets, and more

Asthma-friendly schools information from the CDC

School nurse and clinician online education and guidelines for asthma management from NASN

Working with Schools to Improve Pediatric Asthma Management

Asthma Care in Schools: The School Nurse Role online continuing education from NASN (CNE activity)

Improving Access to Asthma Medications in Schools from the American Lung Association



Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed from the NDEP

Online continuing education on Developing Standards of Care for Students with Diabetes from NASN (CNE activity)

The Challenge of Managing Children with Diabetes in the School Setting from the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing (CNE activity)

 NACDD has compiled numerous state resources and training guides

 Diabetes Care in the School and Day Care Setting from the American Diabetes Association

Students with Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Wisconsin Schools and Families from the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services


Seizure Disorders

Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses is a free online CNE activity from the Epilepsy Foundation

Be SMART about Epilepsy from the Epilepsy Association


Mental Health

The AAP Mental Health Toolkit contains numerous forms, algorithms, articles, and more.  Some forms are available for free; the full kit is available for purchase.

 Depression in Children and Adolescents: Guidelines for School Practice from NASN


Head Injury

AAP Clinical Report, “Returning to Learning Following a Concussion

CDC’s “Returning to School After a Concussion: A Fact Sheet for School Professionals

CDC's “Helping Students Recover from a Concussion: Classroom Tips for Teachers.”

Resources and Trainings from Massachusetts

Resources from the New York Statewide School Health Services Center

Publications and information from the AAP's Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness


Food Allergy

Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs from the CDC

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan from FARE


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