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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Division of School Health. 2005 SCHOOL HEALTH UPDATE. Presented by Beth Anne Bahn, CRNP State School Health Consultant December 13, 2005. DIVISION OF SCHOOL HEALTH. Jon Dale, Director Beth Anne Bahn, State School Health Consultant

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Department of health division of school health

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHDivision of School Health

2005

SCHOOL HEALTH UPDATE


Presented by

Beth Anne Bahn, CRNP

State School Health Consultant

December 13, 2005


Division of school health
DIVISION OF SCHOOL HEALTH

Jon Dale, Director

Beth Anne Bahn, State School Health Consultant

Rosemary Moyer, State School Health Consultant (Jan 2006)

Martha Drager, Administrative Officer

Bill Barbour, Steps School Health Coordinator

Richard Brown, Administrative Support

Six District Located School Health Consultants


Legislative regulatory initiatives of interest
Legislative/Regulatory Initiatives of Interest

Act 187 of November 2004

Asthma Inhaler Bill

  • School Districts must develop a policy

  • Policy must allow for the possession and self administration of medication via an asthma inhaler

  • Physician order and parental consent needed

  • Student must demonstrate competence and responsible behavior


Doh communication to schools
DOH Communication to Schools

  • What: Letter to Superintendents/Pupil Services Directors and Certified School Nurses

  • When: Spring 2005

  • To include:

    Notice of the passage of the law

    Copy of the law

    Example of an Asthma Action Plan


Pa chapter of the american lung association
PA Chapter of the American Lung Association

Developing Toolkit for Schools, School Districts and School Nurses

ALA’s Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative, and other ALA resource tools, federal agencies and best practice based materials


Toolkit for schools
Toolkit for Schools

  • Asthma Basics

  • Asthma Inhalers & School Template Materials

  • Asthma Management Plan

  • Asthma & Exercise

  • School Personnel Resources

  • General Asthma Resources


Proposed timeline
Proposed Timeline

  • One CD of Tool Kit has been sent to each School District. Can be downloaded from www.lungusa.org (asthma/school programs).

  • Planning for providing technical assistance to school nurses and school personnel on implementation



SCHOOL DISTRICTS

  • BRADFORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT – MCKEAN COUNTY

  • OLEY VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT – BERKS COUNTY

  • APOLLO RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT-ARMSTRONG COUNTY


Objectives/Activities

  • Review school health record to validate identified asthmatic student– baseline data

  • Tracking of asthma episodes during the school year

  • Parental home questionnaire

  • Primary Care Provider questionnaire

  • School environmental data questionnaire

  • DOH to provide analysis and feedback, information, education, findings and conclusions


PA ASTHMA PLAN

6 Priority Areas:

1. Surveillance

2. Environment and Workplace

3. Awareness and Education

4. Providers

5. Disparities

6. Public Policy


Varicella reporting doh regulation chpt 27 communicable diseases
Varicella ReportingDOH Regulation Chpt. 27Communicable Diseases

  • Amended/required starting January 26, 2005

  • Who Reports:

    • All healthcare providers

    • School nurses

    • Day care providers

    • Laboratories


Varicella reporting cont d
Varicella Reporting (cont’d)

  • Required variables for reporting:

    • Age

    • History of vaccination

    • Severity of disease


DO…………..

  • School nurses call local health department when it becomes known or suspected that a student has varicella

  • Provide contact information for student to health department for further follow-up

  • Inform student’s parent/guardian health dept will be contacting them


Proposed amendments to chpt 27 communicable disease regulations
Proposed Amendments to Chpt. 27Communicable Disease Regulations

  • Includes clarification of procedures related to communicable disease investigations in schools

  • PSBA provided comments/concerns

  • Meeting with PSBA March 9, 2005


Proposed legislation
Proposed Legislation

  • SB 676 (Conti) – Amendments to Health Services Chapter, Public School Code

  • SB 449 (Wonderling) – Epi pens

  • HB 185 (Stairs) – Competitive foods/beverage & advertisement contracts

  • HB 189 (Stairs) – Physical education & recess


Proposed legislation cont d
Proposed Legislation (cont’d)

  • HB 191 (Stairs) – State & School Advisory Health Councils

  • SB234 (Vance)/ HB1010 (Creighton) – CPR certification for CSNs

  • HB 256 (Crahalla) – School screening for diabetes


To access proposed legislation

To Access Proposed Legislation

www.legis.state.pa.us


Proposed Immunization Changes

7th Grade-Booster of Tdap

7th Grade-Meningococcal vaccine

( 11 and 12 years of age)



PA Optometric Association from another State into Pa school.

  • Children’s Vision: A Guide for School Nurses and Teachers

  • Topics addressed: Development of Vision

  • Vision Skills Related to Learning

  • Vision Problems- S/S, Treatment

  • 2 hour presentation-FREE

  • Available Winter of 2005

  • ACT 48 Credits available


English as a Second Language from another State into Pa school.

Medical Forms

Requirement of “No Child Left Behind”

Translated into 13 most common languages in PA

Examples: Asthma Action Plan, PANA Growth Screening Letter, Screening Results, Health History



Focus areas

Chronic Diseases Agreement

Asthma

Diabetes

Obesity

Factors

Tobacco Use

Nutrition

Phys Inactivity

Focus Areas


Targeted counties
TARGETED COUNTIES Agreement

  • Community Consortium

  • Community Lead Agency – Area Health Education Council (AHEC)

  • State & local coordinators to assist schools

  • Evidence based interventions

  • Evaluation at the local, state & national levels


New electronic reporting via web based application
New Electronic Reporting Via Web-based Application Agreement

SHARRS

School

Health

Annual

Reimbursement

Request

System


Sharrs
SHARRS Agreement

  • Development in progress

  • Pilot testing – Winter 2006

  • Revised report/data collection begins

    SY 05 – 06 (NOW)

  • Web reporting available end of SY 05 – 06 (Voluntary first year)

  • Ability to email School Health


Sharrs1
SHARRS Agreement

NOT a fully integrated system w/school computer systems

  • Data imports are not currently a viable solution because SHARRS is designed for manual data entry via the Internet

  • DOH may conduct a study to determine the need for dev. of an electronic data transfer system using a prescribed interchange format.


Spring mailing next steps
Spring Mailing/Next Steps Agreement

  • DOH will re-enter 2004-05 report info into the new web-based system

  • DOH sent a hard copy template of revised annual report in May

    (so schools can adjust data collection)

  • DOH will send revised Instruction Manual for the 05 – 06 web-based report


Growth Screening Program Agreement

Mandatory implementation and reporting for:

SY 05- 06 Grades K-4

SY 06- 07 Grades K-8

SY 07- 08 Grades K-12


Growth Screening Program Agreement

Epi-Info



Support for the Implementation of the PA Growth Screening Program“Growth Screening Communication Kit”


Growth screening communication kit
Growth Screening Communication Kit Program

  • Online Resource for School Nurses, Community Partners, and Health Care Providers

  • Provides templates to support consistent messages to families about the growth screening program, healthy eating, and physical activity


Communication kit development
Communication Kit Development Program

  • School Nurse Interviews

  • Focus Groups (School Nurses, Community Organizations, and Health Care)

  • PANA – State Leadership Partner Review



Background materials
Background Materials Program

  • Growth Screening Fact Sheet

  • Recommendations from School Nurses

  • School Implementation Stories

  • Growth Screening News Stories


Pre screening planning templates
Pre-Screening Planning Templates Program

  • Presentation for School Boards & Administrators

  • Letter to School Administrators

  • Letter to School Staff

  • Pre-Screening Letter


Post screening reporting templates
Post Screening Reporting Templates Program

  • Post Screening Letter for Parents

  • Healthy, Active Kids Parent Education

    • 2 page version

    • 4 page version



Web resources

Schools Program

Parents

Kids

Healthcare Providers

Coming Winter 2006

County-based Inventory of Youth Weight Management Programs

Web Resources


Pana priorities for healthy schools and communities
PANA Priorities for Healthy ProgramSchools and Communities

  • Healthy School Food and Beverage Choices

  • Keystone Healthy Zones Schools

  • Quality and Quantity Physical Education

  • Physical Activity Opportunities (Safe Routes to School & Close to Home Recreation)-Keystone Active Zones

  • Support for Growth Screening Program


What s in store for 2005 06

What’s in Store for 2005-06? Program

Support for School Health Councils and Planning and Implementing Wellness Policies


Pana 2005 06 state wide satellite meetings
PANA 2005-06 ProgramState-wide Satellite Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Professional Development

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2006: Implementation / Evaluation for Wellness Plans and Basic Grant Writing to support activities


Pana 2005 06 events
PANA 2005-06 Events Program

  • Walk to School Day 10/5/05

  • Great PA Apple Crunch 10/19/05

  • Jump Rope/ Hoops for Heart 2/06

  • Go for the Greens

    (green veggies) 3/17/06

  • Keystone Healthy Zone School

    Celebration Day 5/3/06


Pana 2005 06
PANA 2005-06 Program

  • Third Annual Keystone Healthy Zone Schools Recognition and Mini-grant Program (March- April 2006)


Www panaonline org

www.panaonline.org Program

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 717-948-6315


Action for healthy kids pennsylvania

Action for Healthy Kids ProgramPENNSYLVANIA

CO-CHAIRS:

DIANA FOX – PA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

VONDA FEKETE –DEPT OF EDUCATION


Achievement tied to good health
Achievement Tied to Good Health Program

  • Physical activity

    • Improves self esteem

    • Reduces anxiety and stress in teens

  • Documented facts:

    • Good health and nourishment enhance performance on cognitive testing

    • Improved test scores are a result of participation in school breakfast program


Afhk after school program
AFHK After School Program Program

  • Major focus for PA AFHK

  • For after school programs participating in the USDA After School Snack Program

  • Developed in Partnership between AFHK and the NFL- Recharge Program

  • For students (athletes/non-athletes) in grades 3 – 6


Afhk nfl after school program

Reinforces life skills Programof:

Healthy eating

Physical activity

Teamwork

Goal setting

Up-out-of-your-seat activities

Turn-key kit:

After school instructor’s guide

Three integrated modules with 30 sequential yet stand-alone activities

Family resources

Special-edition Football Cards

AFHK/NFL After School Program


Visit the afhk website
Visit the AFHK Website Program

www.ActionForHealthyKids.org


School health web page

Data/reports from Annual Report Database Program

Laws & Regulations

Policies & Procedures

Manuals, Guidelines & Forms

Links to Other Sites

Training opportunities

Grants & Funding

Future

Information on current school health issues

What’s new

SCHOOL HEALTH WEB PAGE

Current


School health web page live

School Health Web Page ProgramLIVE!!!!

www.health.state.pa.us/schoolhealth


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