Useful Links

Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK)
This site provides resources and information on healthy eating, physical activity, and food insecurity. New Jersey has an AFHK affiliate. 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation 
This site provides schools with obesity prevention tools. 

American Dairy Association and Dairy Council (ADADC) 
This site offers a variety of resources on health benefits of dairy foods for all ages.

American Diabetes Association > Living With Diabetes: For Parents & Kids
This site provides resources for parents, kids, and school nurses on living with diabetes.

American Nurses Association (ANA) 
The only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses. 

American School Health Association (ASHA)
More than 2,000 members in 56 countries who are involved with coordinated school health initiatives. Serving health educators, school nurses, school physicians, school health coordinators, and mental health professionals working in schools, ASHA provides continuing education, develops publications, and serves an advocate for school health. 

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) 
A nonpartisan resource center at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. The site provides information on school health services including mental health, dental health, and school-based health centers. 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 
This site provides valuable health information for nurses, students and their families.

EpiPen4Schools®
A program, offered by Mylan Specialty, the marketer and distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injectors, was developed to help improve access to epinephrine in the event a person experiences a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in the school setting.

Every Child Stronger, Every Life Longer 
This site has advocacy tools to empower students to assume lifelong responsibility to develop physical, social, and emotional wellness through participation in quality health and physical education programs.

Food Allergy Research & Education 
This site provides information, programs, and resources for health professionals and parents. 

Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health 
A blueprint for the future of nursing. The report was developed by the IOM and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Harvard School of Public Health > The Nutrition Source 
A nutrition site that addresses healthy eating and diabetes and even provides recipes. 

Health, Mental Health, and Safety Guidelines for Schools
These guidelines were developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses.

Institute for Medicine (IOM) 
An independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public focusing on health issues. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The IOM site features numerous reports and publications.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 
This site provides professional development and resources to support mental health. 

National Association of School Nurses (NASN) 
The association website provides membership information, resources for school nursing practice, professional development opportunities, and updates on federal legislation impacting school nurses. 

New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NJAHPERD)
The Association promotes the development of healthy active lifestyles for New Jersey’s students, educators and community members.

New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome 

New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics 

New Jersey Safe Schools Program > Concussion Information from Rutgers School of Public Health

New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA)
A membership organization that supports professional practices and standards through advocacy and professional development for nurses. 

Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ)
This site provides resources and information on asthma. You can also access the asthma treatment plan referenced in state requirements. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
The Foundation supports obesity prevention initiatives as well as the role of public health and nursing to reduce health disparities and improve access to care.

Schools and Health 
This site focuses on global health issues that impact learning and provides materials in multiple languages. It is sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United States Children’s Fund.

Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education (the “Society”)
A national organization serving national, state, and local school health leaders.  It provides professional development, technical assistance, and advocacy.