The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health (COSH) defines school health as an integration of wellness, safety, growth, learning and development in the lives of school-aged children and adolescents within the context of their school, and with the coordinated alliance of the family and the medical home. Coordinated School Health includes eight interrelated components: health education, physical education, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, nutrition services, healthy and safe school environment, health promotions for staff and family and community involvement. The goal is to help young people establish healthy lifestyle behaviors and choices to increase health and well-being and reduce disease.
Our mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment where students have the optimum opportunity to benefit from education and attain their maximum potential. Our school nurses collaborate with the Alabama State Department of Education and Alabama Department of Public Health to provide specialized health care while maintaining state-mandated health regulation compliance. We also implement strategies to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses and address potential health issues. We provide coordinated school-based nursing services to ensure the delivery of quality individualized health services for students to facilitate daily school attendance and enhance academic achievement.