Public Health Practices

Toolkit provides guidelines and resources for sharing influenza-like illness data between health agencies and schools

A local public health agency in Texas worked with schools to develop an absenteeism surveillance system.

Public health planning group develops resources to help schools respond to H1N1

A planning group created tools for school nurses to educate children and parents, while monitoring and reporting respiratory illnesses during H1N1.

Elementary and middle schools collaborate with public health to evaluate vaccination and absenteeism

Several groups in Maine worked to measure K-12 school absenteeism following H1N1 vaccination clinics.

School building and yard in Hawaii

School surveillance and prior vaccination clinics strengthen H1N1 response

Hawaii developed vaccination outreach materials based on ongoing K-12 school surveillance.

Active surveillance to track school closures

Michigan created protocols for monitoring school closure data via numerous sources during H1N1.

School Respiratory Illness Surveillance Project

Tarrant County Public Health and the Southwest Center for Advanced Public Health Practice have developed a Web-based communications portal that attempts to strengthen the relationship between public health and area public schools, especially during an infectious disease outbreak.