We assist school nurses so they can better support student and family access to health services. Learn more about how we work with school nurses.
Today’s students come to school with more challenges related to health and learning than ever before. Essential School Health Services (link is external) focuses on improving student outcomes, school attendance, the mitigation of challenges such as chronic health conditions, complex medical needs, and other barriers related to social determinants of health, such as poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, food and housing insecurity, and lack of health care.
We all believe that healthy kids make better learners. A document promoting health, wellness, and Vermont Department of Health initiatives was created for posting on school websites or health pages. Parents and other school community members can easily access this information. School nurses in Windham Southeast, Southwest, and Central promote Vermont's periodicity schedule, Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Their efforts protect and promote student health and academic success.