Health-Related Links | Medical Conditions

Alcohol Misuse:
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)  web page dedicated to Alcohol Misuse. The page contains multiple resources on this topic, including a new alcohol intervention manual, Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual: An Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program, developed in collaboration with the Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine’s FASD Practice and Implementation Center funded through CDC.


Allergy & Anaphylaxis: A Practical Guide for Schools and Families Recently released from the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, this guidebook is designed to help parents, school nurses, and staff on managing allergies in the school setting. The guide includes basic information on allergies, school safety, and educational materials for student and staff instruction.

Parents for Healthy Schools Promotion Kit Allergy and Asthma Network:
Patient education and advocacy organization for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions.

Provides the latest information on allergies, asthma and immunological disorders. Provides a virtual allergist.
Mylan donates free epinephrine auto-injectors to public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools across the United States.

Through the program, all eligible schools receive the following free resources:

  • Four free EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors in the form of two 2-Pak® cartons or one 2-Pak® carton of each kind.

For more information: Kaléo, the company behind the Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector, says their new ‘Q Your School’ program will provide up to eight epinephrine auto-injectors and four trainers to public elementary schools in an academic year. Go to:

Brain Injury Resources:
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is a statewide organization that provides advocacy and support to individuals with brain injuries and their families. While on the BIANYS website, go to LEARNet at for tutorials on a variety of cognitive, academic, behavioral issues. This resource can be shared with school staff.


Diabetes Resources for School Nurses:
Refer to these websites for information related to specific pumps:

OneTouch® Ping® Quick Reference Guide Omni-Pod Caregiver Guide Animas – School Nurse Guide Medtronic – School Nurse Pump and CGM Workbook

American Diabetes Association:
Information on the what diabetes is, how it is diagnosed and managed, nutritional information, advocacy and research.

JDRF: Improving Lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes.
JDRF funds research that transforms the lives of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). They offer information and support to make day-to-day life with T1D easier, safer and healthier.

The National Diabetes Education Program’s School Guide provides a set of best practices and tools that enable schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students living with diabetes.


Mental Health Resources for School Nurses:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry    Helping parents and families understand mental disorders of children and adolescents

Center for Mental Health in Schools (UCLA):
Provides information on mental health in very young children through young adults. Provides statics, hot topics in mental health and how to respond to a crisis in your school.

The Cornell Research Program on Self Injury and Recovery Evidence based resources for families and providers related to self-injurious behavior

Mental Health.Gov How to talk about mental health, includes a treatment locator

Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.
MHANYS works to end the stigma against mental illness and promote mental health wellness in New York State, through training, education, advocacy and policy, community-based partnership programming, and by connecting individuals and families to help.

National Alliance of Mental Illness NAMI-NYS  Provides support to families living with mental illness.  Family toolkits and educational programs for families and schools are available.

National Institute of Mental Health   Information on multiple mental health conditions, including treatments and clinical trials

School Mental Health Project A national initiative for transforming student and learning supports. This new, free book, Addressing Barriers to Learning: In the Classroom and Schoolwide, is available online from the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools. Most of their materials may be downloaded at no cost.

Stop Bullying.Gov Description of the unwanted, aggressive behavior related to bullying, includes information related to schools.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration   Behavioral health with information related to substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Links to find help include a Behavioral Health treatment locator and National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

NYS OASAS (Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services)
Get help, information, and support services to prevent and stop addiction.



Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

New CDC Website
CDC has redesigned its sepsis website to make it easier for patients, families, and healthcare professionals to find the life-saving resources they need to protect their loved ones and patients from sepsis.

The Rory Staunton Foundation was established in April 2012 after his death from sepsis. The overriding goal is to ensure that no other child or young adult dies of sepsis resulting from the lack of a speedy diagnosis and immediate medical treatment. The Rory Staunton Foundation is the only sepsis organization to provide comprehensive K-12 sepsis education. The lesson plans were developed in partnership with New York State Department of Education and the American Federation of Teachers.

Sepsis Alliance To save lives and minimize long-term complications that can affect sepsis survivors, all nurses, whether they work in the community or in a healthcare facility, must be able to identify who is at risk of developing sepsis, and know the clinical manifestations and recommended treatment.

Stop Sepsis Now Sepsis: Every Minute Counts! Offers community based sepsis programs which include educational webinars and train the trainer programs which can be used in schools.

Surviving Sepsis Find protocols and checklists developed by institutions as they implement the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.


Vision Resources:

Vision Screening is an important way to identify vision problems. When should screening occur?

Warning Signs of Vision Problems When a child cannot read or is non-verbal, these signs or symptoms point to needing an evaluation.

What is a Pediatric Opthalmologist? A pediatric ophthalmologist has the widest range of treatment options, the most extensive and comprehensive training, and the greatest expertise in dealing with children and in treating children’s eye disorders.

Specific Eye Problems in Children  A review common eye disorders and diseases. Early identification and treatment may prevent lifelong visual impairments.

Children’s Vision Coalition A good resource for issues of the eye. Common vision and eye problems discussed, how to guide for testing vision provided.

Other Resources:

AIDS/HIV Treatment Information Services:
A National Institute of Health website that provides information on what HIV/AIDs is, current treatment options, current research and clinical trials.

American Cancer Society:
Provides information on cancer prevention, specific types of cancers, research, clinical trials. Provides support group information and outreach information as well as educational resources.

American Childhood Cancer Organization:
Provides critical advice support and assistance to families whose child is living with cancer.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology:
A resource for allergy and asthma information, current treatments and the latest recommendations.

American Heart Association:
Provides information on causes of heart disease and prevention. Offers information on the latest research related to heart disease, local support groups. CPR and AED Education.

American Lung Association:
Provides information on diseases of the lungs, stop smoking resources, support services in your local area.

Epilepsy Foundation:
A site filled with  information about epilepsy for  parents, community and school nurse.  A free School Nurse Training Program on Epilepsy/Seizures is also available via this site.

The Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America:
A public health charity that provides resources to help promote awareness on Fibromuscular Dysplasia.

Food Allergy Resource & Education (FARE):
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network – a great resource for the public and health care professionals about food allergies.

Lab Tests Online :
Aims to provide a greater understanding of information gained through lab tests, in a very easy and understandable format. The site is a go-to reference for your questions ranging from why a lab test is ordered to what the results might mean.

Provides medical information on diseases, treatments and prevention. Has a symptom checker, medication section and a pet health section.

Information on health, wellness, diseases and conditions as well as drugs and supplements.