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School/Community Health

Tracy Starks
Community Health Promotion Specialist/Nurse

101 Bulldog Drive  Plumerville, AR 72127
Phone: 501-354-2269 Ext. 1010
Cell:  501-306-8017

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Technical Assistance Provided to Schools:

  • Adopt tobacco-free policies and implement best practices for tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Adopt policies promoting and implementing best practices for nutrition and physical activity
  • Coordinated School Health and emerging public health issues
  • Strengthen school wellness committees and fulfill state and federal mandates
  • Inform communities of school health issues and current public health policy
  • Provide information & assistance to schools & communities related to COVID-19

Provide Education and Training To:

  • Certify school nurses and conduct mandated health screenings
  • Provide school nurses with professional continued education related to school health
  • Inform schools and communities of school health resources, available trainings, and grant opportunities
  • Promote research-based, best practice comprehensive health education curriculum to school nurses and school staff
  • Provide presentations for students, staff and community members regarding health, tobacco, obesity prevention, injury prevention and related health issues
  • Assist in grant seeking for health and community projects
  • Provide information about health care resources
  • Provide continuing education aimed at health and physical education teachers
  • Provide CPR/First Aid & Stop the Bleed courses to staff & students

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTS SERVICED:

Atkins, Clinton, Conway, Danville, Dardanelle, Dover, East End, Greenbrier, Guy-Perkins, Heber Springs, Hector, Mayflower, Mt. Vernon/Enola, Nemo Vista, Perryville, Pottsville, Quitman, Russellville, Shirley, South Conway County, South Side, Two Rivers, Vilonia, West Side, Western Yell County, Wonderview

GOAL:

Provide technical assistance to schools in order to promote, improve and support student health.

 

Helpful Links:

Arkansas Department of Health:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/

 

Atrain (Continuing Nurse Education for nurses):

https://www.train.org/ADH/welcome

 

Community Health Support (Weebly) for School Nurses and school staff: 

http://chs-support.weebly.com/

 

COVID-19 Resources:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html