Health-Related Links | Student Focused Resources
Action for Healthy Kids:
Provides information on health promotion for schools, offers grant opportunities and education on wellness activities for students and the school community at large.
American Academy of Pediatrics:
Provides up to date information related to health topics concerning newborns through young adults. Has information on federal and state advocacy related to children.
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.
Chronic Absenteeism can have negative long-term effects upon the student population. The school nurse, as a member of the school team, has resources to promote attendance.
- Attendance Works
Advancing Student Success While Reducing Chronic Absence
- Every Student Present!
New York State resource materials
- Every Student, Every Day
A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism, US Dept. of Education
- Healthy Schools Campaign
Healthy Schools Campaign is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to healthy school environments where they can learn and thrive.
- School Nurses – An Integral Member of the School Team Addressing Chronic Absenteeism
National Association of School Nurses Position Statement
A health care program at no cost to low cost for low-income individuals and families.
Healthy Schools Campaign:
A resource for working in a healthy school environment.
Healthy Schools Network:
Provides resources that deal with the protection of children’s environmental health in schools.
Kids With Food Allergies:
KFA offers free tools, educational materials, webinars, videos and other resources to help families and caregivers learn how to keep children safe and healthy.
Latest Lice Treatment from the EPA:
Provides information on what head lice are and their life cycle. Provides useful and effective treatment options for the removal of head lice and nits.
The Lions Club International’s mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care is given to all children because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly.
New York State Education Department Adult Career & Continuing Ed Services – Vocational rehabilitation Program (ACCES- VR):
By working closely with school districts, the P-12 Office of Special Education and community providers, ACCES-VR helps to ensure that all youth with disabilities are prepared for employment, post-secondary education and community living when they leave school. ACCES-VR can provide a range of services to help eligible individuals reach an employment goal.
Students currently in 11th and 12th grades who have a chronic illness or disability may be eligible to receive funding towards training or college. These students should contact ACCES –VR and start the process now so that they may begin their training and / or college as soon as they graduate from high school.
Pediatric Growth Charts (CDC):
Provides charts used to track the growth of infants, children, and adolescents in the United States.
Summer Meals for Children:
We all know that some of our students do not receive meals over the summer. Many areas are set up to provide these children with meals. Click here for more information and please share with those families/students in need of this assistance.
Talking With Children About Tragedies and Other News Events:
This guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers suggestions you may want to share with your communities.
2017-2018 NYSDOH immunization requirements for school attendance