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Chronic Conditions and Diseases

Health Insurance for Children: How Schools can Help with Chronic Conditions Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides schools with guidance on how to improve educational outcomes of students by connecting them to health insurance.

Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools: The Role of the School Nurse Fact Sheet

This fact sheet focuses on the role of the school nurse in helping students manage their conditions.

Managing Food Allergies in Schools Toolkit

This toolkit, based on the voluntary food allergy guidelines, includes numerous tip sheets for specific audiences such as school transportation staff, classroom teachers, school administrators, superintendents, and school nutrition staff. It also includes public use PowerPoint slides and podcasts.

Research Brief: Addressing the Needs of Students with Chronic Health Conditions: Strategies for Schools

This brief summarizes current scientific knowledge from a systematic literature review on the relationship between the role of school health services in the health and academic outcomes of students with chronic health conditions.11 It also reflects position statements and guidelines from national organizations with expertise in school health, and the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach for comprehensive school health.12 School districts and schools can use the following strategies and activities to address the needs of students with chronic health conditions

Research Brief: Chronic Health Conditions and Academic Achievement

This brief describes the relationship between certain chronic health conditions and academic achievement, based on a review of the scientific literature. These include seizure disorders/epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, poor oral health conditions, and food allergies. These are examples of chronic health conditions that are commonly observed among school-aged youth, possibly affect academic achievement, or use significant resources when addressed at school. Academic achievement refers to academic performance, educational behaviors, and cognitive skills. This brief also makes recommendations for future research.

School Nurses Help Keep Students Healthy

In 1902, the first-ever school nurse, Lina Rogers, reduced absenteeism by helping students and their families manage contagious diseases. Learn how school nurses continue to care for students over a century later.

Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs

This set of guidelines describes evidence- and practice-based strategies to address and manage food allergies within schools and early care and education programs.