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School Health Safety

School health safety includes everything from washing hands to prevent the spread of germs to a healthy learning environment. Healthy minds and bodies will help curtail a multitude of school problems and support a safer school.

Below you will find information concerning seasonal flu, environmental concerns, school health safety checklists, etc.

Health Checklist

CDC - NIOSH Publications and Products - Safety Checklist Program ... Administrators, coordinators, and teachers know that their schools should comply with Federal or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. However, the task may seem overwhelming! This Safety Checklist Program can help these leaders bring their schools into compliance even when they have little safety and health experience, a busy schedule, and many unanswered questions.

Health Resources for Schools

Measles (Rubeola) United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts ...  

About Zika Virus Disease – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). … Zika Virus: What you need to know – ChildrensMD 

Seasonal Flu Information for Schools... Educators and staff can help slow the spread of colds and flu. On this site, you will find more information on preventing the flu, as well as, materials and tools for schools.

Information for Schools about the Flu - - Read questions and answers for pre-school and K-12 staff about the flu itself, and preventing and treating the flu. … Schools are instrumental in keeping their communities healthy by taking actions such as posting information about hand hygiene in restrooms, providing flu prevention messages in daily announcements, and being vigilant about cleaning and disinfecting classroom materials. (CDC)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) – Center for Disease Control - Causes and transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, etc.  -- Also, letters of guidance are included to be sent home in case of exposure to pertussis.

Health Resources for Colleges

CDC - Family Health - College Health and Safety … college can also be stressful …Keep the tips and information … in mind to stay safe and healthy in college.

Health Resources for Communities

Center for Disease Control – This government site provides information on disease prevention and control, injuries, disabilities, hazards, and other health problems. provides users with credible, reliable health information.

March is: National Nutrition Month - - National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association.

Safe Summer for Kids - Family Health - CDC - …Whether they are young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer …

Back to School  - CDC Healthy Schools offers many resources for parents. Discover ways to help your kids get a healthy start to the school year. 

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter - CDC -  Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. …  Learn more ...

Health / Wellness

2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book - State Trends in Child Well-Being - The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book - … 16 areas of child well-being tracked across four domains — health, education, family and community and economic well-being …  

Resilience Strategies for Educators: Techniques for Self-Care and Peer Support is a training developed by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) TA Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students to assist educators to better understand resilience strategies that can be used to increase their ability to work more effectively with students impacted by stress, loss, and trauma brought on by community or family violence, natural and man-made disasters, and economic hardship. 

Health Services - Kentucky Department of Education -These services are designed to ensure access or referral to primary health care services or both … promote and provide optimum sanitary conditions for a safe school facility and school environment, and provide educational and counseling opportunities for promoting and maintaining individual, family, and community health.  Student Health Services - Healthy Students Are Better Learners - The mission of the School Health Services team is to support districts as they support students with their health needs. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YHMFA) is a free 6-hour course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illness.  It explains the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents ages 12-18 and emphasizes the importance of early intervention.