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School Health: Policy and Practice - 7th Editionnewsun
Significantly revised and updated, the new 7th edition provides the latest guidelines for developing health programs, including nutrition services, medication administration, physical activity and sports, and the school environment.
New in the 7th edition:
- New content on school health in medical education, family and community involvement, staff wellness, and more
- Updates on the role of the school physician, school nurse, and guidance on school-based screening, serving....


Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools
By addressing health, mental health, and safety issues (including transportation and motor vehicle safety), schools can improve students academic performance today and contribute to their increased longevity and productivity long after they leave school.

book4 Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools - A Quick Reference Guide, 3rd Edition
This guide helps out-of-home caregivers prevent, identify, and respond to the most common childhood infectious diseases. Written in non-technical language it is easy to use and share!
Book Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide
This guide helps caregivers and teachers face the challenges of caring for children with chronic medical conditions and special health care needs.

Other Publications

  • Managing Asthma in Schools What Have We Learned?
    The CDC and the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute developed a cutting-edge publication, that provides updated information on developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based asthma programs. This special issue of the Journal of School Health features more than 25 research articles, brief reports, and case studies that cover a range of activities, such as asthma education programs for students and staff members, asthma-related health services, and policy changes. It includes an up-to-date list of resources for school-based asthma programs.
  • Emergency Guidelines for Schools (EGS)
    The Ohio Department of Health, School and Adolescent Health in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program, and the Emergency Care Committee of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have released the third edition of the Emergency Guidelines for Schools (EGS). The initial EGS were field tested in seven school districts throughout Ohio in 1997 and revised based on school feedback.To find out if your state has its own guidelines, please contact your state Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program or state Department of Health.
  • Bereavement Guidelines
    Developed by the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement these guidelines are designed to help school staff, administrators and crisis team members respond to student needs after a loss impacting the school environment.


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