American Academy of Pediatrics "calls for a minimum of one full-time registered nurse in every school.... School nurses provide surveillance, chronic disease management, emergency preparedness, behavioral assessment, ongoing health education and extensive case management, among other duties. The policy statement notes that school nurses today monitor more children with special needs, and help with medical management in areas such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, life-threatening allergies, asthma and seizures.
School nurses participate in public health arenas such as immunization, obesity prevention and substance abuse assessment. The policy statement notes that collaboration among pediatricians, families and the school medical team is increasingly critical to optimal health care in both office and community settings." #BuildHealthySac
Alexandra Russell has been volunteering with the Sacramento SPCA for more than 16 years! By opening her heart and her home to hundreds of mistreated or abused dogs in our region, she is working to foster a loving and compassionate community for animals and people alike. Thank you, Alex - the Senate District 6 Unsung Hero!
And if you want to volunteer for the SSPCA too, please visit:
#SD6unsunghero #unsunghero #SacramentoProud
“A relative of a Northern Illinois University graduate has been diagnosed with #measles…. ‘This case in Illinois is a reminder of the importance of immunizations,’ said IDPH Director Shah. ‘While Illinois did have a cluster of measles cases last year, we typically only see a handful of cases each year. However, measles is much more common in other countries and is only a plane ride away. It’s important that anyone who can be vaccinated get vaccinated. It will help protect you as well as others who can’t be vaccinated, like infants younger than a year old.’” #VaccinesWork #EveryChildNeeds #CommunityImmunity
“Brazil isn't the only country where the #Zika virus has sports officials worried. USA Swimming will move a pre-Olympic training camp out of Puerto Rico because of concerns about the outbreak on that island.” #contagion