H1N1 quickly became a pandemic last year, and has had the potential to become a serious public health and academic crisis in Georgia. Our School Nurses immediately became active and effective partners with the Georgia Division of Public Health, local Health Departments, and their medical communities across the state. Through this partnership, School Nurses have been provided up-to-date medical and health data and the latest information. Armed with this information, they have directly educated the State's educators in public and private schools, Georgia's school-aged children and youth, their parents, and the largest workforce in the state! We've seen that a School Nurse's voice and impact are powerful instruments when her message is accurate, reliable and grounded in medical science. School Nurses have had a tremendous impact on not only student attendance through this event, but also to keep schools actually open and fully operational!
This GASN website is your source for the very latest information from CDC and Georgia Division of Public Health related to H1N1. Please visit this site often to remain current in your understanding of the situation. The latest update from CDC focused on Georgia can be accessed weekly by clicking on the "Latest H1N1 Update" tab. All other Weekly Updates are archived under "Updates" for your convenience. Please look around this site, and use as many resources as possible to educate yourself, your family, your school, or any other group within your sphere of influence.
Please don't hesitate to contact me, Marsha Pierce, if I can be of any assistance to you.
Phone: 912-223-0144, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all YOU do/did for H1N1 control in Georgia schools and communities!