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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: April 1, 2013
DHSS-42-2013





NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK, CHILD HEALTH AT SCHOOL


The role of school nurses in Delaware schools is critical in supporting the health and well-being of children so that they can enter the classroom ready to learn. School nurses work closely with public health nurses to safeguard the health of school children, however, nurses are just one aspect of quality school health. Parent engagement, community support, and school policies are also important. During National Public Health Week (April 1-7, 2013), consider ways to improve student health, grades, attendance, and behavior:

For more ideas on how to improve health and safety at school, visit www.nphw.org.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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