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1 Collaboration with MCH Partners: Statewide School Asthma Training University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center 2007

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3 EPA PPC ECOS MCHB CDC HUD ASTHO FDIP ALA ATSDR

4 Surveillance Advocacy School Asthma Management Indoor Air Management Outdoor Air Management Florida Summit Workgroups

5 DOH: Executive Director of School Health Services Chair DOH: Executive Director of School Health Services Chair Pediatric Pulmonary Center at University of Florida Title V Public Health Nurse: School Health EMS for Children Children’s Medical Services Florida Academy of Family Physicians Florida Society for Respiratory Care American Lung Association Florida Academy of Physician Assistants

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8 They are not evenly distributed… As few as 2 workers per county As many as 700! Disproportionate by –Full service schools –Comprehensive health programs –Public/private partners

9 School Staff Principal Health aides Classroom Teachers Bus Drivers Office Staff Counselors Nurse Environmental Food services PE Teachers

10 Workgroup Goals Decrease asthma related school absences Provide asthma education for children, families,educators and health care providers Improve asthma management in the school setting.

11 Process Goals established Strategies identified at subsequent meeting Guidelines drafted Edited by PPC group Edited by workgroup Edited by stakeholders in FL Approved by State health officer Disseminated to all schools & PHD Available online

12 Guidelines for the Delegation of Care for Students with Asthma in Florida Schools School Health Page (DOH Internal Website): ns/Family_Health/schoolhealth/inde x.html ns/Family_Health/schoolhealth/inde x.html INTERNET - School District Internet Folder INTERNET - School District Internet Folder chool/attachments/sh_index.htm chool/attachments/sh_index.htm INTERNET - School Health Page (DOH Public Website): chool/index.html chool/index.html

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16 Asthma Training For the Care of Students with Asthma in Florida Schools Developed through a partnership between: The Florida Department of Health The Florida Department of Education The Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of Florida The Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center

17 Training in 2 parts All school personnel –Presentation –15 minute q & a Nurses and other designated caregivers for the schools –Presentation –15 minute q & a

18 Question & Answer Live session with speakers for followup questions

19 Broadcast Department of Education statewide network –Live –Archived in some counties –Repeated broadcast AHEC Network –Children’s medical services –Department of Health

20 Continuing education Archive on DOH website Update and repeat training annually Expand to new topics

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22 Evaluation DOH annual school health data –Numbers of asthmatics –Numbers of visits to clinic –Absences from school


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