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 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 serve on the Advisory Committee of the Winooski School District’s School Based Health Center. In collaboration with University Pediatrics and Community Health Centers of Burlington, the School Based Health Center provides health services to interested students. Students can receive health care on school grounds which allows them to return to the classroom rather than be sent home to visit a doctor or urgent care facility.
Standards of Practice: School Health Services Manual