The mission of the School Health Programs is to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles, the achievement of optimum levels of health, and a sense of well-being for adults and children.
We will achieve this mission by providing professional support, technical assistance and quality nursing services to schools.
School Health services provides:
- Direct nursing support and services to TCOE’s small school districts
- Annual and ongoing school health training for school staff (but not limited to) in the areas of chronic disease case management in the school setting; first aid response in the management and care of students with seizures, diabetes, asthma, and a variety of other student health conditions or health needs; emergency crisis response; and medication administration program.
- Case management of students with acute and chronic diseases/illnesses
- Student health assessments to support Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- Student first aid, health education and counseling
- Specialized healthcare procedures for students in the educational setting
- The development and implementation of student emergency action plans and individualized healthcare plans in collaboration with parents and healthcare providers
- The creation of healthy school environments in collaboration with Public Health Department and other health community partners through the promotion of student health and disease prevention
- Assistance school districts with immunization surveillance and state reporting
- Assistance with disaster preparedness planning and response
- Mandated screenings for health, hearing, near vision, distant vision, and color vision
- Student medical referrals for vision, hearing, dental, general medical, and mental health
- Assistance to schools with support, supervision and training of Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses and health aids
- Ongoing health resources for TCOE school districts
- Promotion of staff health through TB risk screenings and monthly blood pressure screenings, messages from the superintendent, and TCOE Wellness Committee activities