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The Center for Health & Health Care in Schools

This Web site combines information on the core issues that students, young and old, bring to school with guidance on organizational and financing challenges that health and education officials confront in building effective school health services and health promotion programs. The site also provides updates on other key issues such as the health needs of immigrant and refugee children, school drug testing, children’s health insurance, school lunches, HPV vaccinations, eating disorders, and scoliosis screenings.

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

Comparing Health Care Quality: A National Directory

RWJF recently completed an online directory that points the way to locating more than 200 local, state and national performance reports. The reports include information such as how providers delivered care, outcomes for patients, what patients said in surveys about their care experience and cost information. Click here to access the directory.

NJ Department of Education Releases Violence & Vandalism in Schools Report

The NJ Department of Education recently released the Violence and Vandalism Report for the 2011-2012 school year. With last year’s enactment of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the 2011-2012 school year represents the first full year of districts’ implementation and the separate reporting category for incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying. Access the report through the link below.

Violence and Vandalism in Schools Report

IHI How to Guides on Improving Transitions in Care

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) recently updated its how-to guides on improving transitions in care. Each of the guides was created and updated as part of the STAAR (STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations) initiative, a partnership of IHI and The Commonwealth Fund. Additional materials developed under this initiative are also available at the link below.

How to Guides for Improving Transitions in Care

Learn More about IHI’s STARR Program

New Interactive Site: State Laws for School Snack Foods and Beverages

A project of Bridging the Gap, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation providing research informing policies and practices for healthy youth, this site provides extensive data on laws for school snack foods and beverages for every state. From bans on soda in elementary schools to limits on the fat content of snacks in high schools, find out the latest data on New Jersey’s school policies here.

Click here to view the full State Laws for School Snack Foods and Beverages Site

Center for Supportive Schools Releases White Papers on School Health and School Nursing in New Jersey

With funding from New Jersey Health Initiatives, the Center for Supportive Schools has released two new white papers discussing the challenges and opportunities related to promoting the health and well-being of youth, along with the relationship of health and well-being to academic success. Detailing the landscape of both school health and school nursing in New Jersey, each paper identifies opportunities for policymakers, school administrators, and others to drive new actions and strategies for improving youth’s health and well-being in and out of the classroom.

New Jersey School Health: Challenges and Opportunities in Promoting the Health and Wellness of Youth in New Jersey
New Jersey School Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities in Promoting the Health and Wellness of Youth in New Jersey