School Health Program
- Provide quality improvement and assurance activities related to Nebraska state statutes and federal guidelines for school health:
b. Health screening;
c. Medication administration,
d. Self-management plans for diabetes & allergy/asthma
e. Physical and visual exams;
f. Emergency medical response to breathing emergencies;
g. School services for children with special health care needs.
- Provide resources and guidance in the areas of disease and infection control practices at school.
- Provide resources and guidance for the management of crisis medical situations at school.
- Promote healthy school environments and practices to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Nebraska children.
- Promote healthy school environments and practices to reduce child and adolescent tobacco and alcohol use, and decrease exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Provide a plan for gathering data from schools in order to:
- Measure the delivery of required services and interventions at school;
- Identify emerging trends in the health needs of Nebraska’s school children;
- Assess the capacity of schools to meet child health needs that require attention at school.
- Promote evidence-based, theoretically-sound, best practices in the delivery of professional school nursing services in the state of Nebraska.
- Integrate early childhood health issues and service delivery into the school health program.
- Promote community awareness of the health needs of children at school, and the role of school health professionals.
- Network with public and private agencies and organizations to improve community systems of care for children and families.
- Serve as a resource & liaison for the development of school-located health care delivery in Nebraska.
For More Information Contact:
Carol Tucker, BSN, RN
School & Child Health Program Manager
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-1373
Fax: (402) 471-7049