Calling all Public, Private, Charter and School Health Leaders

       GA School Health Counts Data Submission Survey for 2017-2018 School Year

    Due Date:  June 8, 2018 Early Submission/September 7, 2018 Final Submission


Hello Fellow Georgia School Nurses and School Health Teams,

Whew…can you believe it is already April and there’s only one month left of the school year? Well, it is that time again for us to begin preparing to complete this year’s Georgia School Health Counts Data Survey (formerly the GA Step Up Be Counted). Please find below the link to complete the survey. This year’s survey is very similar to last year’s survey. The reported data will be categorized into three areas: school health staffing, chronic conditions and health office visits/dispositions. The data submitted from your school district will only be used in an aggregate form with other data from our state, and it will not be identifiable by student name, school, district or county. We will also be doing another drawing this year for data submitted by Friday, June 8, 2018 and another in the fall for the final data submission deadline which is Friday, September 7, 2018!

We want to again thank the 104 school systems who submitted data for the 2016-2017 school year. Great job…we celebrate you and we definitely want to keep the momentum and level of participation going! But let’s double that number! Our goal is for more than 200 school systems to report their 2017-2018 school year data!  We want our school nurses’ workforce information and school health data to be a true reflection of the hard work of all Georgia School Nurses.

As a reminder, the data collection initiative is aimed at bringing visibility to the immense health needs of our students and clarifying the school nurse workforce.   Additionally, data collected in this initiative clearly depicts the nature of our specialty practice and outcomes of our care.  Collecting and sharing data in this fashion is a unique way to advocate for the resources needed by school nurses and students, and it validates the unique and irreplaceable role of school nurses.

The link to the survey is as follows:

Should you have questions or need any additional information about the survey or this year’s data collection, please contact Debbie King at [email protected] or Lynne Meadows at [email protected].

We will continue to share updated information. We urge every school district to complete the survey! Georgia Students and School Nurses Count! Thank you.

Georgia School Health Counts Task Force

Lynne P. Meadows, RN, BSN, MS, GASN/NASN State Director   & State Data Champion

Coordinator, Student Health Services, Fulton County Schools


Debbie King, RN, BSN

Fayette County School Health Services Coordinator


Gail Smith, BSN, RN

Regional School Nurse Coordinator

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Kim Conley, RN, BSN

Lead School Nurse, Butts County Schools

Lisa Morrison, RN, GASN President

Lead School Nurse, Glynn County Schools


JoAnn Harris, MSN, RN, AE-C

Lead School Nurse, DeKalb County Schools


Sara Kroening, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Regional Community Health Coordinator

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta