29 Apr 10 Must-Have Health Resources
ONPE is the liaison to the nonpublic school community for the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to foster maximum participation of non-public school students and teachers in federal education programs and initiatives. They are a wonderful resource and are fantastic in their response to questions and inquiries.
Everything you need to know about HIPAA and FERPA straight from the government.
A great resource to learn about current health issues in the nation and your state.
Click on your state to be directed to your individual state’s health department.
School and Childcare vaccine information
This page provides Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), government, and nongovernment resources for school personnel planning or maintaining an asthma management program.
This is a wonderful resource for school nurses. The ‘resource’ link on their page gives you further resources to use as well.
Private schools information on crisis management
From this page, you can register for recalls or announcements from the FDA. It allows you to choose your topics or areas of interest (ex – Drugs, Food and Nutrition, Medicine, etc) and receive direct emails regarding any recalls or cautions. This tool is very helpful for the school nurse to keep up with the latest drug and instrument recalls.
Links to the official online statutes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You can also browse user-friendly summaries of laws and state statute citations by topic and by state.
A great resource for administrators as well as a great site to share with parents.
…and don’t forget about Magnushealth.com
We provide research papers, blogs and links discussing current hot-topics in the school health industry.
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We know that this list is just a drop in the bucket of great online resources. Do you have any go-to sites? Let us know and we can get them posted on or blog as well. We all know that in this internet age everything we need to know is theoretically right at our fingertips, however we also know that valid information can be somewhat like finding a needle in a haystack. We believe that a well informed community is a better community and we are here to help.