- State School Nurse Consultant
- Standards of Practice: School Health Services
- Periodicity Schedules and Best Practice Recommendations
- Fact Sheets
- Wellness and Prevention
- Education Opportunities
The Health Department recognizes that school nursing is critical to the success of the school mission, and that often in the independent practice setting of a School District/Supervisory Union, school nurses can be isolated from other health professionals. As the National Association of School Nurses indicates, “as school nursing becomes more specialized and health issues of students become more complex, it is increasingly crucial that school nurses have state-level school nursing leadership.”
The school nurse consultant provides support to school nurses - in consultation and coordination with the Health Department's medical director, chief of public health nursing, the Departments of Health and Education's Joint School Health Committee, and district health office staff.
The Standards of Practice: School Health Services Manual provides guidance to school administrators and school nurses in the development, implementation and evaluation of school health services.
Here you will find information regarding the Provider's Toolkit, Bright Futures, and the Vermont Dental Periodicity Schedule. These resources help provide guidance for health promotion, preventive health supervision, and health screening for children and adolescents as they pertain to their medical and dental homes, family, and community.
- Immunization Registry
- School Entry Immunization
- Vermont Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule
- Vermont Recommended Immunization Schedule-Birth - 18 years
The Vermont School Nurse Report can provide data for immunization status by grade, school building, or Supervisory Union/School District in your local area.
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Maps Related to Asthma in Vermont
- Vermont Asthma Action Plan - Contact your Local VDH District Office for information on how to implement, or increase usage of the Vermont Asthma Action Plan.
- Vermont Asthma Action Plan Reorder Form
- Vermont Asthma Plan
The Vermont School Nurse Report can provide data for asthma prevalence by grade, school building, or Supervisory Union/School District in your local area.
- Bats - Safety and Risk Management at Camp
- Dental Emergencies
- Have you been diagnosed with a Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA infection?
- Limit eating the amount of some fish caught in Vermont waters
- Head Lice
- Mouth Guards
- Safe Food Handling to avoid food poisoning
- The Costs of Obesity
- West Nile Virus - Don’t Let It Bug You
- Fit and Healthy Vermonters
- Preventing Underage Drinking Parties: A Breakdown In Our Community - Department of Liquor Control
- Promoting Healthier Weight in Pediatrics
- Schools section of Fit and Healthy Vermonters - includes nutrition and physical activity guidelines, the school wellness policy, fact sheets, and more.
- A CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning
Child and Adolescent Health
- Disaster Planning for Schools
- Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and The Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to Student Health Records
- Medical Conditions Affecting Sports Participation
- Medical Emergencies Occurring at School
- Role of the School Nurse in Providing
School Health Services
- Summary of Selected Evidence-Based Research From
Healthy Kids Learn Better and Making The Connection: Health and Student Achievement
- The Healthy Approach: Coordinated school programs show that proper nutrition, exercise, and learning go hand-in-hand
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Vemont School Health webpage or its content, please e-mail: SchoolHealth@vdh.state.vt.us
For questions about statewide programs or policies administered at the local level, contact the Health Department District Office near you.