School Health

School Health Programs involve multiple elements including health and physical education, physical and mental health services, nutritional services, health promotion for staff, district policies, physical and social environment, and linkages with families and community services.  Pediatricians and other health providers are involved with schools in many ways including direct service providers, formal consultants, public health, serving on advisory councils, and sports physicians. The website provides links to services and policies that may be of interest to those working in school health. Please contact us with additional resources.

School-based Asthma Program

happykids-logoThe CDC and the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute developed a cutting-edge publication, that provides updated information on developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based asthma programs. This special issue of the Journal of School Health features more than 25 research articles, brief reports, and case studies that cover a range of activities, such as asthma education programs for students and staff members, asthma-related health services, and policy changes. It includes an up-to-date list of resources for school-based asthma programs. – Website

School Program Links

  • AAP School Health – Website
  • CDC school health – Website
  • The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance – PDF
  • Managing Asthma in Schools What Have We Learned? – Website
  • National Association of School Nurses – Website
  • National Association of State Boards of Education – Website
  • The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools – Website
  • Virginia Department of Health, School Health (source for school forms and Virginia school health publications) – Website