Health Promotions has the responsibility to promote and assist with meeting health needs of students, families and district staff.
Health promotions will meet health needs that will improve attendance, provide reliable health information, use data to strengthen on-going professional development for staff and parents, and make health information and services more accessible. Additionally, Health Promotions initiates strategic communication with District staff, parents/guardians, and medical providers to distribute analyzed data, plan and implement necessary precautions, and medical services according to SCS Policies, Tennessee State Laws, mandates, and guidelines.
THE ROLE OF CLINICS AND HEALTH PROMOTIONS
• Responsible for ensuring effective operation of the school based health clinics and employee family care centers
• Monitors and evaluate employee health programs
• Coordinates CPR/AED/FIRST AID
• Facilitates state-mandated school-based health screening (vision, hearing, blood pressure, height, weight, and scoliosis assessments for Pre-K, K, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9th grades). Consent is passive, meaning if the parent does not decline, the child will be screened.
• Builds community partnerships with the health care community
• Increases students' access to health services (i.e., EPSDT, School-Based Dental)