The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is able to assist school systems with school health by providing Public Health Nurses to serve students in their schools through a contractual agreement.
It is widely recognized that there is a strong relationship between optimal health and academic success. School-based health interventions can effect positive academic outcomes for students and schools play a vital role in promoting health and safety while engaging students in building the foundation for life-long healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices.
Exercising knowledge, critical judgement, and advocacy; school nurses play an essential role in maintaining individual and school health by recognizing and addressing physical, social, emotional needs. Utilizing the nursing process of: assessment, nursing diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation, Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Public Health Nurses work with faculty, staff, parents, and a wide variety of healthcare providers to integrate evidence-based health practices into the school environment.