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Give it a Shot!: Toolkit for Nurses and other Immunization Champions working with Secondary Schools

American School Health Association (ASHA), 2006. (PDF, 67 pgs.)

A tool to help schools prepare for and implement immunization requirements for adolescents. Includes tips for working with students, families, other health care providers, and the media.

Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know about Evidence-Based Practices

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 2007. (PDF, 52 pgs.)

NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization that works with persons living with mental illness and their families. This pamphlet provides families with information about evidence-based treatment options for their children and questions to ask providers about treatment plans for children with mental illness.

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Childhood Obesity & Schools

National School Boards Association (NSBA), 2010. (web resource)

NSBA shares information on childhood obesity, why it matters for schools, and the role school leaders play in addressing childhood obesity. Find relevant data and research; resources for developing sound policies and practices related to childhood obesity; and examples of school successes in addressing childhood obesity.

2009 Health and Wellness Best Practices Guide for Colorado School Districts

Colorado Legacy Foundation, 2009. (PDF, 24 pgs.)

Designed for administrators, school board members, parents and community members, this online guide highlights school district level best practices for healthy schools, students and staff. A shorter version of this guide is available for download in English and Spanish.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.

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