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The Relentless School Nurse: She’s On Call

Join me on Sunday, February 28 at 11:00 am ET for an important discussion about children's emotional, physical and educational health. I am honored to be on this panel with the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Lee Beers, and hosts Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar and Dr. Marina Kurian.  You can watch live: She's… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: She’s On Call

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The Relentless School Nurse: The Important Work of Charity Collins

Can you name the first Black school nurse? Her name is Charity Collins and in 1911 she served the students and families of Atlanta. Nurse Collins made quite a mark on her school community, but her name, her work, and her legacy are buried in the annals of the history of school nursing. Charity Collins's… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Important Work of Charity Collins

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The Relentless School Nurse: Fight or Flight Understanding Stress | Health’s Up

Health's Up is a podcast that explores healthy choices through child voices. Cleveland students in the Circle Scholars program attend a virtual session with the Health's Up team to learn about stress and how to cope.  Health’s Up is an experiment in health education.  The brainchild of Kristi Westphaln, a pediatric nurse practitioner doing her… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Fight or Flight Understanding Stress | Health’s Up

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The Relentless School Nurse: PBS NewsHour Extra is Focusing on Gun Violence and Schools

I am joining this important event on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 7 pm ET to discuss the impact of gun violence in schools. Thank you to PBS NewsHour Extra, Sari Beth Rosenberg, and Victoria Pasquantonio for the invitation.  RSVP for PBS NewsHour EXTRA's Zoom on gun violence and school safety -- Feb. 17, 2021

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The Relentless School Nurse: CDC Guidelines for Re-Opening Schools 2.0

The newest CDC guidance: Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation Updated Feb. 12, 2021, is hot off the presses and under intense scrutiny. I admire the leadership of CDC Director, Dr. Walensky, but I am confounded by the lack of urgency for school staff to be vaccinated as a priority to reopen schools… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: CDC Guidelines for Re-Opening Schools 2.0