Approximately 18% of children in the United States have a chronic medical condition. A well-trained school health professional can help these children manage their health and stay in school. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta works closely with school health personnel throughout the state to provide them with educational materials, training and support.

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Children’s serves as a resource for school health services across Georgia.

We provide the following services:

  • School newsletter
  • School health updates and webinars
  • Education to provide continuing nurse education (CNE) credits
  • Georgia School Health Resource Manual

The Children’s Asthma Management Education Program trains school nurses, school staff and healthcare professionals about asthma management. Topics include how to control asthma triggers and how to help children safely participate in school and physical activities.

Program offerings include:

  • On-site presentations allow us to share information about asthma management at metro Atlanta schools with school nurses, school staff and after-school programs.
  • The Asthma Care and Education (ACE) Program trains school nurses, school staff and healthcare professionals about asthma management. The “Asthma—What You Need to Know” flipchart is a tool for educating children, parents and staff about asthma management.
  • Asthma education resources are materials distributed to school professionals across the state.
  • Asthma equipment, such as nebulizers and spacers, is provided to school nurses to help support asthma care and management in students with special medical and financial needs.

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Children’s offers information and resources, including co-branded consumer handouts, for students and parents.

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Making schools safe for kids with diabetes takes everyone’s cooperation. Children’s offers information, classes and contacts to help school staff and other caretakers do their part.

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Project S.A.V.E. is a Children’s team that promotes and facilitates the prevention of sudden cardiac death through education by providing lifesaving tools for schools and youth-serving community organizations.

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Project S.A.V.E. instructors

Hospital teachers at Children’s work with schools so that the student does not fall behind while admitted to one of our three hospitals.

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Our Scoliosis Screening Program partners with public health, primary care physicians and school health professionals to detect early signs of scoliosis. You can refer students with a positive screening through our program. We coordinate sending referrals to an orthopedic physician at one of our Children’s Physician Group–Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine locations for a complete evaluation and X-ray.  

Our surgeons, doctors, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers are dedicated to helping young athletes recover from sports injuries.

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The Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children provides trainings to school nurses, school staff and healthcare professionals about child abuse and neglect. Topics include child sexual and physical abuse, sexual exploitation of children and social media safety.

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Educational Materials to Help Patient Families Navigate Conditions, Diagnoses and Treatments

From insulin worksheets to asthma action plans, we have a library of printable and downloadable materials you can share with your patients and their families to help guide and educate on aspects of care at Children’s.

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The Children’s regional school nurse coordinator collaborates with organizations across Georgia to provide comprehensive resources and training to school nurses.

  • Georgia Department of Education
  • Georgia Association of School Nurses
  • Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)