Developing a School Health Services Assessment Tool and Related Resources

Project Overview (PDF)

6th Funding Cycle Impact Award

    Project Start Date:    February 1, 2011
    Project End Date:      January 31, 2016
    Award Amount:         $740,963

Project Goal Statement: To increase the competency and capacity of local school health services systems.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Sarah Beversdorf, MPH, MSW, Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA)
Additional Community Partner Organization Names: 

  • Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards
  • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin Division of Public Health
  Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Published an article in NASN School Nurse Journal about the School Nurse Procedure Website
    • Article describing the Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Online Training accepted for publication in the National Association for School Nurses (NASN) journal with it expected to be published in May 2016
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Panel participation with the American Academy of Pediatrics in their development of a similar assessment tool
    • Participated in Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Annual Orientation for new school nurses
    • Developed resources related to medication, emergency nursing services, and best practice related to specific health issues
    • Developed the School Nursing Policy and Procedures Manual
    • Developed new resource - Injury and Illness Protocols
    • Developed new resource - Care of the Student with Special Healthcare Needs
    • Presentation at Wisconsin DPI Summer Institute for School Nurses
    • Presentation at Marathon County Special Education Health Skills Day
    • Two presentations at WASN/DPI New School Nurse Orientation
    • Developed an informational flyer on the new tools and resources and disseminated to 560 school nurses
    • Developed six additional videos and procedures in partnership with the DPI
  • Presentations
    • Core Partner and Advisory Committee meetings (February – September 2011)
    • School Nurse Practice Council (February – September 2011)
    • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses (WASN) conference and board meeting (February – September 2011)
    • Multiple Linking Education and Practice for Excellence in Public Health Nursing (LEAP) project meetings and conference calls (February – September 2011)
    • Northern Region Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) meeting (February – September 2011)
    • Five presentations given to public health and school health audiences during 2012
    • Presentations at the Department of Public Instruction's Summer Institute for School Nurses (August and September 2013)
    • Presentation at the 2013 WPHA-WALHDAB Annual Conference
    • Presentation at the 2013 WASN Annual Conference
    • Presentation at the 2013 Public Health Nursing Conference
    • Presentation at the 2013 National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference
    • Presentation at the 2014 WALHDAB annual conference
    • Presentation at the 2014 WASN Annual Conference
    • Presentation at the 2014 Public Health Nursing Conference
    • Presentation at the 2014 National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference
    • Presentation at the 2014 Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services
    • Presentation at WASN Conference
    • Presentation at WPHA/WALHDAB Conference
    • Presentation at DPI/WASN New School Nursing Orientation
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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