school health

Annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit registration open

The Kentucky Department for Public Health, in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, is hosting the 5th Annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit. Due to COVID-19, this event will be virtual this year offering a series of monthly webinars beginning June 11.

By |2021-10-04T08:18:53-04:00June 9, 2020|

Tracking influenza-like illnesses in schools

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department of Public Health are partnering to track students with flu-like illnesses in the school setting.

By |2019-11-21T10:19:11-05:00November 21, 2019|

Does your school nurse’s office have a CLIA certificate?

The federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services regulates laboratory testing through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification program. Any person or facility that performs laboratory tests on human specimens for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment is required by federal law to have a CLIA certificate.

By |2019-11-21T10:05:56-05:00November 21, 2019|

Data shows Kentucky schools making healthier choices

More Kentucky schools are making healthier choices for their students and taking stock of their school health policies, according to data from the School Health Profiles surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By |2020-09-23T12:09:33-04:00March 30, 2017|

Coordinated School Health Team offers two workshops

The Kentucky Department of Education Coordinated School Health Team will host two free summer professional learning opportunities this summer at locations across the state. “Agents of Change: Making Healthy Schools the Norm” is a Kentucky School Health and Physical Education Network (KySHAPE) professional learning event in which the Coordinated School Health Team will partner with educational cooperatives to provide professional [...]

By |2015-06-18T09:59:30-04:00June 18, 2015|

Kentucky awarded grant to improve school health programs

The Kentucky Board of Education has been awarded a $6,000 grant by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) to help the board continue to strengthen and implement policies to foster healthy eating among students and promote school health programs. The grant will be used during the next two years as the board works with state agencies to create [...]

By |2012-04-18T11:56:14-04:00April 19, 2012|
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