Archive: School Health Services

November 9, 2023

MO DESE Selected as 1 of the Top 20 Candidates

CDC Healthy Schools is pleased to announce that 20 recipients have been awarded Fiscal Year 2023 funding through the “School-Based Interventions to Promote Equity and Improve Health, Academic Achievement, and Well-Being of Students” Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (CDC RFA-DP23-0002). The award is a five-year cooperative agreement to protect and improve the health and well-being of…

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November 4, 2023

Children’s Health Back to School

As children return to school this fall, several important health issues are on the minds of parents and educators. The mental health of young people remains a concern as 71% of parents reported their children faced challenges last school year. In addition, the…

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November 4, 2023

Designing School Health Services to Provide MTSS for All Students

A system-level health equity lens is needed to meet the needs of today’s students. The Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a familiar approach used in schools to address education equity for students. The NASN School Nurse article Designing School Health Services to Provide Multi-Tiered Systems of…

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October 28, 2023

AAP School Administrators and School Facilities/Maintenance Staff Request

The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) is hosting the AAP Infection Prevention and Control School-based Health ECHO: Ensuring School Nurses and Staff are Prepared to Keep Kids Healthy. The goal is to ensure that school nurses, school administrators, school medical directors, facilities staff, school health consultants, public health department staff,…

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We’ve seen rapid expansion of our after-school activities, [and an] increased [number of] students meeting their healthy fitness zones.
Amy Ruzicka Bayless Schools Superintendent Discusses Bayless Schools 5-year journey leading to growth in school and staff wellness initiatives, incorporating the WSCC model, and expansion in after-school activities.