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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - information on juveniles with arthritis
The Arthritis Foundation - contains information of juveniles with arthritis
Asthma Friendly School Resources - Asthma friendly schools are those that make the effort to create safe and supportive learning environments for students with asthma. Information from the Minnesota Department of Health.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHBI) 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines - A Report from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee Expert Panel Working Group.
CDC: Asthma Resources - Some fun facts and some games and learning activities that are fun and easy to do at home or in the classroom, whether you are a child, childcare provider, parent, or teacher.
Resources for Addressing Asthma in Schools (CDC) - Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and youth in the United States and a leading cause of school absenteeism. Teachers, coaches, day care providers, and educators can help children manage their asthma.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology - This comprehensive guide to conditions and treatments offers expert information written and reviewed by the world’s leading authorities in allergy, asthma, immune deficiencies and other immunologic disorders.
American Lung Association - A variety of resources and information about asthma.
Virginia Asthma Coalition - This site contains a good School Asthma Action Plan. This website and Action Plan is endorsed by The Virginia Association of Family Physicians as well as the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Autism Society of America - ASA is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. The Society and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, and supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.
CDC: Division of Parasitic Conditions - Answers to frequently asked questions and other information on bed bugs.
Virginia Department of Agriculture: Bedbug Outreach Program - Through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Pesticide Services offers a bed bug outreach and education program. As part of the project, a series of fact sheets, informational videos and workshop presentations were developed.
Mattress Help: An Organization Dedicated to Improving Sleep - Provides information on how to identify, protect and eradicate bed bugs.
American Heath Association Online CPR Certification - Find a variety of information, including course and training updates specific to your instructor discipline at the American Heart Association Instructor Network.
University of Washington School of Medicine - Learn CPR is a free public service supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine. Learn the basics of CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Engineering out the Risk of Infection with Urinary Catheters (CDC) - Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common nosocomial infection.
Celiac Disease Foundation - Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide.
Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs (VDOE) - The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) aim to provide all participating children, regardless of background, with the nutritious meals they need to be healthy.
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine - The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) is an Academy of over 1,100 health professionals dedicated to providing multidisciplinary scientific education and promoting excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with and at risk for cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.
Cerebral Palsy of Virginia - Offers programs that provide a wide range of activities that encourage community inclusion, personal independence, healthy life choices, and social skill development.
National Institutes for Health: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - General information of cerebral palsy.
United Cerebral Palsy - The backbone of UCP is the services provided by our affiliates, including housing, therapy, assistive technology training, early intervention programs, individual and family support, social and recreation programs, community living, state and local referrals, employment assistance and advocacy.
Child Welfare League of America - The Child Welfare League of America is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. We are committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm. We envision a future in which families, neighborhoods, communities, organizations, and governments ensure that all children and youth are provided with the resources they need to grow into healthy, contributing members of society.
Child Abuse and Neglect Training Module for Educators - The resources and training provided on this page will help mandated reports identify and recognize abuse and neglect and know when to make a report.
Prevent Child Abuse America - This organization’s mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.
Virginia Department of Social Services - Includes forms and information on mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse and Child Protective Services.
Concussion in High School Sports: CDC - To help coaches, parents and athletes properly identify and respond to a concussion, CDC, in partnership with leading experts and organizations, developed the HEADS UP: Concussion in School Sports initiative and materials.
CDC: Concussion Information for Schools - The CDC and several other distinguished medical, educational, school-health and school-professional organizations encourage you to use the HEADS UP to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs materials.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation--a donor-supported, nonprofit organization--is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
American Academy of Dermatology - Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations.
American Diabetes Association - A variety of resources and general information on diabetes.
ADA: Training Resources for School Staff - Using these resources and working in collaboration with students, their parents, and their diabetes providers, schools can ensure that every child with diabetes has the best opportunity to get a great education and can safely participate in all school activities.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK receives congressional authorization for information clearinghouses and activities to enhance public knowledge and understanding of the diseases and conditions within its mission.
Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed 2012 Edition - Schools have an important role to play in ensuring that students with diabetes have the support they need to stay healthy, enjoy the same opportunities for learning and having fun as their peers, and are prepared to do their best in school.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International - JDRF fights type 1 diabetes (T1D) by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D.
Managing Diabetes at School (CDC) - Offers a guide to creating a diabetes management plan for students.
USDA FoodData Central - FoodData Central is an integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research.
Virginia Diabetes Council - The Virginia Diabetes Council is a volunteer-led diabetes awareness organization that advocates for diabetes prevention, management, and healthier lifestyle choices for all Virginians.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK conducts and supports research on many of the most common, costly, and chronic conditions to improve health.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Offers education workshops and programs for health professionals and publish two scientific journals, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Crohn’s & Colitis 360 to help health professionals keep pace and contribute to this rapidly growing, ever-evolving field.
National Eating Disorders Association - General information and resources on eating disorders.
Eating Disorder Guidelines 2020 (VDOE) - The Code of Virginia requires that each school board provide educational information regarding eating disorders to parents of students in grades 5 through 12 on an annual basis.
Eating Disorders within School Setting (VDOE) - Resources on assisting students with or who may be at risk for eating disorders.
US Dept. of Health & Human Services: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system.
The Food Allergy Research & Education - This web site is true to its name and provides very useful information on managing food allergies in the school. They have school health emergency care plans you can download.
National Institutes of Health: Food Allergy - Offers a variety of resources from education about food allergies to treatment and management of them.
Safe at School Partners: Helping Schools Become Food Allergy Smart - Includes downloadable materials for teacher education.
Epipen: Frequently Asked Questions - Information on Epipens, including how and when to administer one.
Code Ana's School Programs - Training program for schools to respond to anaphylaxis and other medical emergencies.
National Hemophilia Foundation - The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Established in 1948, the National Hemophilia Foundation has chapters throughout the country. Its programs and initiatives are made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations as well as through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Hemophilia Federation of America - Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records - Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to Student Health Records.
CDC National Immunization Program Fact Sheets - Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the CDC that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients.
Infectious Disease Control Guide for Schools (Washington State Health Department) - This material is provided to schools in the state of Washington to assist district staff members in their efforts to preserve and protect the health of both students and employees
Influenza Resources for Schools CDC - Educators and staff can help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses like colds, enterovirus D68 and influenza (flu). On this page, you will find information on preventing the flu as well as materials and tools for schools.
Influenza Resources from the Virginia Department of Health - General resources on what the flu is and how to prevent its spread.
Medline Plus - This site is provided as a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It contains a medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, information on medications, information on health conditions in Spanish, as well as medical information in the news.
Virtual Pediatric Hospital - Access to medical information pertaining to pediatrics.
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital: University of Michigan - Has excellent parent/patient teaching tools in both English and Spanish.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Lice Management in Schools - This revised clinical report clarifies current diagnosis and treatment protocols and provides guidance for the management of children with head lice in the school setting.
CDC: Division of Parasitic Diseases - Information and resources on the different kinds of lice in both English and Spanish.
Richard Pollak, Harvard Entomologist: Identify Us - Guidance on how to identify different species of pests.
Fact Sheets provided in English and Spanish are copyright free and can be downloaded and printed off in black and white or color to be distributed to parents, caregivers, and school staff to help educate and inform about head lice.
FDA: Recommendations for Medication Disposal - A guide on how to dispose of unused medications.
FDA Drug Information - Drugs@FDA includes information about drugs, including biological products, approved for human use in the United States (see FAQ), but does not include information about FDA-approved products regulated by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (for example, vaccines, allergenic products, blood and blood products, plasma derivatives, cellular and gene therapy products).
Food and Drug Administration - To learn about any medication click on DRUGS Type the name of the medication in the Search box, then click.
NIH - Medline Plus - Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.
Medication Administration: School Nurse's Guide - This is the updated version of the training manual to train school personnel in the administration of medications during the school day.
NIH: National Library of Medicine: Drug Information Portal - The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.
Every Moment Counts - Every Moment Counts is a mental health promotion initiative developed to help all children and youth become mentally healthy in order to succeed in school, at home and in the community.
USDA: Team Nutrition - Healthy Schools - Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the child nutrition programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
Dairy Council of California - Dairy Council of California is comprised of registered dietitians and nutrition and communication experts who work directly with educators, foodservice professionals, health and wellness providers and community leaders to provide trainings, support and nutrition education resources to teach the importance of nutrition and how to eat healthfully.
CDC: Healthy Youth - Childhood Overweight - A guide to creating a comprehensive approach to address obsity in schools.
Child Fitness Clinic at University of Virginia - The Children's Fitness Clinic is a six-month behavior modification program to help you and your child make healthy lifestyle changes in a positive environment.
DHHS: National Strategy to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has responded to a call from the President and Congress for a national strategy to prevent out-of-wedlock teen pregnancies and to a directive, under the new welfare law, to assure that at least 25 percent of communities in this country have teen pregnancy prevention programs in place.
American School Health Association - The American School Health Association is a multidisciplinary organization made up of administrators, counselors, dietitians, nutritionists, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers.
American Academy of Pediatrics - School health resources for pediatricians
Kid's Health - Resources and information on health geared toward kids.
Medline Plus: School Health - Resources for maintaining healthy schools.
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools - The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan policy, resource and technical assistance center with a history of developing school-connected strategies for better health and education outcomes for children.
Adolescent Health Resources - This section focuses on how adolescents develop and the issues they may face as they mature.
Virginia Department of Health: School Age Health - The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) partners with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to promote the well-being of school-age children in Virginia.
Guidelines for the Nurse in the School Setting - Contains information on assessment and triage as well as algorithms for managing acute conditions. Collaboration project by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Loyola University Medical Center.
National Association of School Nursing - Contains position statements on current issues, membership information, resources and other useful information
Virginia Association of School Nursing - The core purpose of VASN is to advance the delivery of professional school health services to promote optimal learning in Virginia students. VASN promotes the delivery of quality school health programs, strengthens the professional growth of school nurses, and advances the practice of school nursing in the public, private, and parochial schools of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
National Scoliosis Foundation - The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis
Epilepsy Foundation - The Foundation and its nationwide network of nearly 50 partners connects people to treatment, support and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid.
Seizure Management Guidelines 2010 VDOE/VDH - Guidelines on how to react to an incident of a student experiencing a seizure.
S.A.F.E. Alternatives: Self-Abuse Finally Ends - S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.
American Association of Suicidology - The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is a world-leader in developing and providing professional training programs to mental and physical health providers regarding suicidal individuals.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
American Sickle Cell Anemia Association - The American Sickle Cell Anemia Association (ASCAA) is an organization that provides quality and comprehensive services through diagnostic testing, evaluation, counseling and supportive services to individuals and families at-risk for Sickle Cell Disease.
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America - For more than 45 years, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) and its 48-member organizations and affiliates have demonstrated how community-based organizations can work, as partners with medical facilities and local and state government agencies, to pursue national health care objectives.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders: Spina Bifida - Overview on information including a definition of spina bifida as well as possible treatments.
Spina Bifida Association of American - The Spina Bifida Association devotes itself to responding to the needs of those whose lives have been touched by Spina Bifida, the most frequently-occurring, permanently disabling birth defect that is compatible with life in the United States.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse - NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Statistics: 2019 Survery of Drug Use and Health - NSDUH’s latest annual report focuses on substance use and mental health in the United States based on NSDUH data from 2019 and earlier years.
CDC: Resources for Promoting Wellness - CDC integrated research and best practices related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools, culminating in the School Health Guidelines. There are 9 School Health Guidelines that serve as the foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students.
Healthy School Campaign - Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC), a national nonprofit organization, works to ensure that schools can provide students with healthy environments, nutritious food, health services and opportunities for physical activity.