Academy of Pediatrics, Council on School Health
Resources for pediatricians and other health professionals, including policies, publications, training, state contacts, and other resources.
American School Health Association
Advocacy materials, self-study training resources, and links to other resources.
for Health and Health Care in Schools
Information for health professionals, educators, parents, and young people to assist in promoting the health of children through school-connected programs. Includes a section on immigrant and refugee children.
Center for Mental Health in Schools
Practitioner toolkit and networks, resources and publications, and free quarterly journal.
for Disease Control and Prevention, Division on
Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
Tools for curriculum analysis and program evaluation; information on national, state, and local programs; and resources on school health topics.
Education Resources Information Center
Database of publications on many educational topics, including school health, breakfast and lunch programs, physical education, school nurses, and sports medicine. Free full-text access is available for many documents.
News, overviews, nutrition, specific conditions, related issues, videos, research, journal articles, organizations, law and policy, statistics, and materials for children and adolescents.
Assembly on School-based Health Care
Resources to enable school-based health centers to deliver affordable, high-quality services and play an active role in public policy. Materials on advocacy and policy, evaluation and quality improvement, financing, mental health, training opportunities, and state affiliates.
National Association of School Nurses
Online resources on many school health topics such as obesity, asthma, non-violence, and environmental health; toolkits of resources for school nurses; educational campaigns on topics such as flu, immunizations, meningitis, and head lice; continuing education; materials about the profession of school nurse; policy and advocacy materials; research; and list of state school nurse associations.
National Association of State Boards of Education: Center for Safe and
State school health policy database with a comprehensive set of laws and policies from 50 states on more than 40 topics; best practice model policy language on school health topics; other resources.
Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Bereavement guidelines for schools and parents; psychological first aid brochure in English and Mandarin Chinese; and resources on crisis intervention, emergency preparedness, and bereavement.
Committee on School Health and Safety
List of member organizations with links to the school health portions of their Web sites, list of federal agencies that sponsor or actively participate in this committee's activities, and list of recommended resources on school health topics.
National Education Association Health
Information and programs to improve the health and safety of the school community. School safety alerts on recalled products and materials on nutrition, stomach bugs, immunizations, school crisis, Internet safety, school and community safety, healthy hygiene and disease prevention, and other topics.
School Boards Association, School Health
Resources to help policymakers and educators make informed decisions about health issues including "101" information packets such as Asthma in Schools 101 and Tobacco Use Prevention 101, NSBA health-related publications, a database of promising district practices, and the School Health Resource Database, which contains abstracts of more than 3,000 articles, training tools, and policy samples. Focus topics include tobacco, asthma, flu planning, and childhood obesity. Links are provided for numerous additional topics.
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Authors: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., Beth DeFrancis
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