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Policy & Advocacy    February 10, 2016

"School nurses play a vital role in making sure children are healthy and ready to learn." ~ Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Share Your Story: Stand up for Children

Advocacy 101
Tips for getting started with advocacy.

Telling Your Story: It’s what advocacy is all about
The contributions of school nursing are best told by the school nurse.  This resource provides tips on being your own advocate and an advocate for children. 

School Nurses: Supporting Education, Advancing Student Health
Addresses these questions:

• Why are school nursing services important?
• What role do school nurses play in the delivery of health services?
• What is the current student health landscape?
• Where does NASN fit in?

Schools + School Nurses = Safe and Healthy Students
A presentation to “make the case” for providing funding for school nursing. 
   Also download the Presenter's Guide 
   Also download the accompanying Handout

Health Conditions Per 100 U.S. Students 2011 Update
A 2-sided graphical chart with references.

Five Ways a School Nurse Benefits the School
Explains how school nurses positively affect attendance, academics, time, staff wellness and accountability.

Home and Community Factors That Impact Health and Learning Per 100 U.S. Students
A 2-sided graphical chart with references.

Encouraging Innovative Financing Opportunities to Support, Promote and Expand Access to Student Health Services
Talking Points for State School Nurse Leaders to Use with Local/State Stakeholders

Get Informed: Policy Resources

National Prevention Strategy
An initiative of the U.S. Surgeon General that aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. 

Learn more about the National Prevention Strategy

Watch New Opportunities for School Nurse Leaders to Engage in Health, Prevention and Wellness.  This webinar was originally presented on July 25, 2012.

The Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know

How School Nurses Factor into Health Information Technology, an NASN audio broadcast
Launch the broadcast. MP3

Health Reform, A Kaiser Family Foundation source

Healthcare.gov, A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Affordable Care Act Brochures and Educational Presentations, A U.S. Department of Health & Human Services source

Connecting Kids To Coverage! A Blog Carnival On Continuing Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment from MomsRising.org - More than 30 local, state and national organizations submitted blogs including a post from Donna Mazyck, NASN Executive Director

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