School Health Data to Inform Policy and Practice
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Public health nurses, and, specifically school nurses, may have limited surveillance and data collection systems in place to assist with decisions to improve practice and advocate for healthy policy. They may not have the knowledge needed about how to collect or use data to inform their practice and help advocate for needed resources. The purpose of this session is to help public health and school health practitioners describe the feasibility and value of collecting school nurse data including a core data set, a cause-specific absenteeism surveillance system and an integrated health information system that can support vision screening and outcome data. Strategies for using data effectively to improve the health of children and communities will be explored.
Session Objectives: Discuss the feasibility and value of collecting school nurse data that can be used to change policy and practice.
Describe strategies for obtaining school health data and outcomes to improve the health of children and communities.
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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)