Managing Chronic Health Conditions
About 25% of children in the United States aged 2 to 8 years have a chronic health condition such as asthma, obesity, other physical conditions, and behavior/learning problems.1 The healthcare needs of children with chronic illness can be complex and continuous and includes both daily management and addressing potential emergencies.
- Chronic Health Conditions in School Settings ppt icon[PPT – 5 MB] pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]
- CDC Podcast on School Health Services
- Research Brief: Addressing the Needs of Students with Chronic Health Conditions: Strategies for Schoolspdf icon [PDF – 269KB]
- Research Brief: Chronic Health Conditions and Academic Achievementpdf icon [PDF – 288KB]
- Fact Sheet: Health Insurance for Children: How Schools Can Helppdf icon [PDF – 1MB]
- Fact Sheet: Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools: The Role of the School Nursepdf icon [PDF – 650KB]
- Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Overviewpdf icon [PDF – 224 KB]
- “NASN Position Statement: The Complimentary Roles of the School Nurse and School Based Health Centers. 2015”external icon
- American Academy of Pediatrics, National Center for Medical Home Implementation: Care Coordination Resources (includes curriculum for school nurses), 2016 external icon
- Health Services Assessment Tool for Schools (HATS)
- School Health Profiles
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
- Van Cleave J, Gortmaker SL, Perrin JM. Dynamics of obesity and chronic health conditions among children and youth. J. Am. Med. Assoc. 2010;303(7):623-630.