Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a virus that has spread around the world. This can be a scary time with new information coming out every day.
Parents and caregivers want their children to be happy, healthy, and productive. A focus on health and safety is important for all children as they grow up. Healthy children start to learn skills when they are born. These skills will help them in school and when they are adults.
Teachers can’t do it all! But, sometimes common problems in the classroom and hallways usually extend beyond “bad behavior” and could be indicators of certain health issues. Resolving health issues in school can have a positive impact on attendance and focus during the school day.
Health staff play a pivotal role in a growing child’s life. Doctors, nurses, health educators, and medical support staff all communicate important information to children and families related to physical and mental health and well-being.
Policies and laws help shape school health in practice. As research continues to show how health affects education and vice versa, programs to promote school health are growing. Anyone can be an advocate - students, families, educators, and community members.
The Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource and Training Center provides free trainings to equip all adults in the lives of children with the knowledge and skills to promote strong attendance, community health, and training sensitivity.
For 30 years Children's Health Fund has provided high quality clinical services to children in some of the most underserved communities in the country. The Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative is the next step.
Children’s Health Fund and The Primary School are happy to announce the release of a
new series of low-literacy, animated asthma education videos. The series includes a
comprehensive video and three shorter segments that cover how the lungs work when
a child has asthma, triggers, and medications. We encourage you to use these videos
to engage and support families caring for children with asthma!
This video gives an overview of lung anatomy and what is happening in the body
when a person has asthma. Learn about asthma attacks, triggers, and medications
to help control asthma. The video also includes messaging to promote healthy
lifestyles children can have when their asthma is well-controlled. (7 minutes)
Learn about lung anatomy and what is happening in the body when a person has asthma. (2 minutes)
Explore common asthma triggers and why it is important to manage asthma. (2 minutes)
Understand the difference between ‘reliever’ and ‘controller” medications
and the need for each child to have an individualized medication plan. Learn
why it is important to make sure schools have the right paperwork to help treat
asthma in schools, especially in case of an emergency. (2 minutes)