**Deadline Extended to Friday, October 4!!!**

Calling all Public, Private, Charter and School Health Leaders... 

We are almost there...help us reach our goal of 100 school districts participating!!!

      Do not miss your opportunity to participate in the Georgia Every Student Counts Survey for 

School Year 2018-2019! 


Please submit data by October 4th, 2019

Please click here for the survey: 2018-2019 Every Student Counts Survey
Please click here for a data point definition and explanation summary: Data Point Definition and Explanation Summary
**Every Student Counts Webcast Update Now Available!**
Please click here: Every Student Counts Webcast



A group of our Georgia school nurses at the NASN Conference in Denver, Colorado!

GDPH Georgia Shape Round IX Grants

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) Georgia Shape Round IX Grants opened on Friday, August 30th.  
GDPH and the Georgia Health Policy Center will be hosting webinars on September 5th and September 9th to orient interested schools to the Shape grant application. The sample application and scoring rubric are attached for your information (and are included in the application link below).
Georgia Shape Round IX Grant details:
Eligible Applicants: K-12 public schools in Georgia (see details on website link below)
Application information and details are available at:  https://ghpc.gsu.edu/2019/08/30/georgia-shape-school-grant-application/
Applicant grant orientation webinar: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm EST (Click here for webinar)
Application Due: Monday, September 23, 2019 11:59 pm EST
Anticipated Award Notification: Monday, September 30, 2019
Healthy Schools Summit (attendance required): October 15-16, 2019
Performance Period: October 2019 to June 2020
How to Apply
Complete the online application between Friday, August 30, 2019 and Monday, September 23, 2019 5:00 pm EST. Click here to begin the online application.





 School Nurses in the News


Click here to read the article: GASN Director Lynne Meadows on the growing need for school nurses



DPH Vaping Health Advisory 

The DPH has put out a Health Alert around the severe pulmonary disease seen in users of vaping products
Please click here for Health Alert: Vaping Health Alert  
Here are some resources for tobacco and vaping cessation: 
  • Georgia Department of Public Health Quit Line (ages 13 years and older): https://dph.georgia.gov/ready-quit
  • Juul cessation texting program for youth from the Truth Initiative®: 
This innovative and free text message program was created with input from teens, college students and young adults who have attempted to, or successfully, quit e-cigarettes. 
The program is tailored by age group to give teens and young adults appropriate recommendations about quitting. The program will also serve as a resource for parents looking to help their children who now vape.
Youth and young adults can access the new e-cigarette quit program by texting "DITCHJUUL" to 88709. Parents and other adults looking to help young people quit should text "QUIT" to (202) 899-7550.


Meningococcal Vaccine Update

Message from DPH Commissioner concerning the meningococcal vaccine:

Meningococcal Vaccine Message



At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta we would like to develop a longitudinal course that gives more detailed information on how to manage students with diabetes mellitus. The course would be in the form of several live interactive webinars that can be accessed remotely via the Internet. Each webinar will include a lecture on a topic related to diabetes mellitus management in school children followed by a Question and Answer session with experts in the field (endocrinologists, diabetes educators, nutritionists etc). The topics discussed will rotate as part of the longitudinal course.
Please fill out this short survey to help us better understand the diabetes education needs of school nurses in Georgia.
Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback.



 End Child Sex Trafficking & Sexual Violence in Georgia: A School-Based Prevention Program

This is a friendly reminder that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta continues to offer all school professionals the free online 1-hour training course on child sex trafficking and other sexual violence, “End Child Sex Trafficking & Sexual Violence in Georgia: A School-Based Prevention Program.”  This training meets the requirements for training teachers outlined in SB 401.  The training is relevant to teachers, administrators, counselors and psychologists, nurses and support staff.   


View flyer here: Training for School Personnel 

Please click here for the link to the seminar:

Here are instructions for users:

To view the module as an individual, simply click the link and work through the process. After completing the evaluation at the end, a certificate will be available for printing. If participants are watching in a group, one person will sign in and complete the demographics and pre-training survey for themselves and then show the video to the group. After watching the module, the lead for the group should send the link to all those who watched. Each person can then complete the demographics and survey process for themselves and receive their own certificate. There is no longer a need to send rosters to us. However, it is imperative that each person who watches follows the link as that will be the only way we have a record of attendance. Keeping track of attendees and receiving their evaluation is critical to help us design the best training possible, make edits as needed, and be able to accurately report on our work to our funders in order to maintain long-term support for the program.