links to informational websites on student health matters
MENINGITIS FACT SHEET
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-21.2 requires that school districts annually distribute the educational fact sheet on meningitis to parents or guardians of students entering sixth grade. The fact sheet is also available to private schools, although they are encouraged, but not required, to distribute the fact sheet. The fact sheet can be accessed and downloaded at www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/faq/meningococcal_faq.pdf
FACT SHEET ON HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-42 requires public schools to annually distribute a fact sheet about vaccination against HPV to parents or guardians of students in grade seven. Private schools are encouraged, but not required, to distribute the fact sheet. The fact sheet is available at www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/hpv_brochure.pdf
FACT SHEET ON SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSIONS AND CONCUSSION MODEL POLICY GUIDANCE
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41.3 requires each school district, charter school, renaissance school project, and nonpublic school that participates in interscholastic athletics to adopt by September 1, 2011, a policy concerning the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among student athletes. Information on the student athlete concussion policy and guidance is available at www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/chpe/concussions/
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41.2 requires public schools to distribute the annual educational fact sheet on sports-related concussion and head injury to the parents or guardians of students participating in inter-scholastic sports and cheerleading and to obtain a signed receipt. The fact sheet is available at http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/chpe/concussions/fact.pdf.
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2(i), school districts are required to make accessible information regarding the NJ FamilyCare Program for students who are knowingly without medical coverage. For more information regarding the NJ FamilyCare program, please go to www.njfamilycare.org/
SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN YOUNG ATHLETES PAMPHLET TUBERCULOSIS (TB) SCREENING AND GUIDANCE
Guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health on the annual TB requirements, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-16 through 19, can be found at http://nj.gov/health/tb/tech.shtml
, under “Schools” and “Frequently Asked Questions.”
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Up to date, accurate medical information on just about any medical condition.