School nurses and behavioral health staff play a key role in student’s physical, social and emotional health.
Together we can:
Reduce health disparities through equitable access to school health services.
By improving current staffing models, we can ensure all students receive the care they need when they need it.
Improve care coordination.
Schools are ideally positioned to provide care coordination that improves short and long term health outcomes and keeps
students at school and on track to graduate.
Engage parents, educators and the community in weaving health and wellness into everyday life.
By speaking the languages of education and health, school nurses are uniquely equipped to engage parents and all partners in the school and health care communities.
[See supporting data at Learn: School Health Services]
If you are a health care provider and want to learn how you can partner to improve student health in Washington, contact us at WISH-Information@HealthyStudentsAchieve.org