The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health (COSH), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the American School Health Association (ASHA), and the School Based Health Alliance (SBHA) are leading an effort to gather and disseminate stories about successful school health services from across the US. The School Health Services Success Stories are intended to highlight and recognize outstanding school health services from across the nation while promoting and sharing the strategies that led to these successes. The stories below are here to help others learn from their colleagues’ experiences and show how similar programs may be replicated and implemented to achieve positive outcomes in other communities across the country.

Success Stories Call for Submissions Now Open – DEADLINE: July 31, 2015

Submissions are currently being accepted for the School Health Services Success Stories! Stories can be submitted by school nurses, school physicians, school based health center providers, and other professionals who have implemented successful school health services. We especially encourage stories that include collaboration between schools, local health departments, community health providers and other community partners. Stories should feature services and programs that are innovative and/or implement evidence-based best practice methods.

There are only two requirements for submissions: 1) the lead person must be an active member of one or more of the four organizations and 2) the success story must have taken place within the last 5 years.

Stories must be submitted via the online submission form by July 31, 2015.

Submissions are reviewed and scored by a committee that is equally representative of each of the four organizations listed above. 10 stories are chosen and disseminated by the participating organizations on their websites and through other communications (e.g., newsletters, advocacy materials, etc.). Selected stories will be announced annually in late spring/early summer.

We are excited to share your success stories and look forward to recognizing your creativity, collaboration and hard work!

2014 Success Stories

Story Title City/State School District
School Based Immunization Clinics: An Unusual Collaboration Mesa, AZ Mesa Public Schools
School Nurses Help Improve Student Support Teams and Outcomes Boston, MA Boston Public Schools
Improving Parental Adherence with Referrals for Abnormal Screenings Washington, PA McGuffey School District
Ground zero as the first School Nurse for the charter school Frisco, TX Leadership Prep School