Resources

Here you’ll find some important state and national resources to provide health education and guidance.

www.healthykidsdelaware.org

Medical Insurance

The state of Delaware offers two programs for children that are uninsured.The Delaware Healthy Children Program (DHCP) is a low cost health insurance for eligible children who are uninsured. Delaware also has a Medicaid program for children who come from a low income household.DHCP checks all applicants‚ eligibility for Medicaid. DHCP‚website is http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dss/dhcp.html for further information and application to the program.

Health insurance enables children to receive preventive and acute health care interventions as needed. Annual physicals are an excellent opportunity to ensure children are growing and developing in a healthy manner and at the same time receive accurate health education and guidance.Several childhood immunizations need boosters and several new immunizations are needed in the preteen/teen years.

Please contact your school nurse with any questions or concerns.Keeping students healthy will enable them to be better learners.

Immunization Schedule Ages Newborn-6

Immunization Schedule Ages 7-18

Delaware Healthy Children Program/Medicaid-medical insurance

 

Health Services, Delaware Department of Education

Linda Wolfe RN, EdD, NCSN
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
lwolfe@doe.k12.de.us

Professional Organizations

Delaware Nurse Association
www.denurses.org

NASN: National Association of School Nurses
Other State Nurse Organizations can be accessed through the NASN site.
www.nasn.org

Delaware Academy of Medicine
Dr. Tim Hennessy
www.recalledtohealth.com

Crisis Management

Click here for resources regarding school safety

 

Education

Delaware Department of Education
Get the latest information about education in Delaware, current issues and school profiles as well as many links to other sites important to education.

Delaware State Education Association (DSEA)
Informative site highlighting issues important to professionals working in the education setting.

National PTA

State of Delaware K-12 Education
This site links you to web pages for each individual school in Delaware

 

Health Resources

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Severe Allergic Reactions in School

American Heart Association

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

NASN Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis-

Access the toolkit on our Web site

Bandaids and Blackboards
When Chronic Illness…or Some Other Medical Problem Goes to School

Center for Disease Control

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS)

Delaware Health and Social Services

Delaware Health Alerts

Oral Health Resources 2012

A. I. duPont Hospital for Children
Great resource for parents, children, teens and professionals.

Epilepsy Foundation

Healthfinders Consumers
Find reliable health information that can help you stay
healthy, understand diagnoses and explore treatment options

www.strokeassociation.org

Flu Clinics

Get Your Head in the Game

Lippincott’s Nursing Center
Continuing Education Credits on the WEB from Lippincott Publishing.

Merck Manual
Health information on topics of interest. Go to table of contents when you get to this site.

Playground Safety National Program for Playground Safety

PubMed
National Library of Medicine literature search available online.

Child Mental Health Resources/DOE

Meningitis

www.voiceofmeningitis.net

Health-Related Organizations

American Heart Association

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

American School Health Association

Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
This is the official site of the organization CHAAD. Information for school personnel,parents and others is available from this site.

Delaware Family to Family‚helping families of children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs.

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Hepatitis Foundation International
The Hepatitis Foundation International seeks to increase awareness of the world-wide problem of viral hepatitis.

National Pediculosis Association, Inc. (NPA)

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/ddoe/aboutdoe/workgroups/parents_families.shtml

Health Forms (physicals) required for all new students entering a Delaware Public School and all incoming 9th grade students.