#203 - 2000 Island Hwy
Island Health works as a partner with schools, school districts and community for student health and well-being. Medical Health Officers serve at School Medical Offices under the School Act.
A healthy school is a place where students have opportunities to develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.
In a healthy school, wellness is part of all areas of school and learning so students can achieve more.
A healthy school involves all members of a school community: students, parents and guardians, teachers, administrators, school staff, health partners and community groups.
The Healthy School Team can help your school:
If you are a parent or school staff and want to get involved, contact your local health unit to find out how.
View and share Healthy Schools Stories in your community and check out other examples of healthy schools across BC.
Knowing how and when to administer glucagon to students with Type 1 diabetes is essential for any new and returning school staff who support these students. This 18-minute video, created by our colleagues in Fraser Health, describes the why, what, when and how to support students with/who are at risk of severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). At the end of the session, learners will be able to:
• State and recognize the causes of low blood sugar
• Respond to low blood sugar in a student with Type 1 diabetes
• Administer glucagon by injection or nasal spray
Island Health provides newsletter inserts that schools can include in communications to their school community.
Contact your local health unit for copies of newsletter inserts related to communicable diseases.
Completion of this online form will help Island Health Communicable Disease Program monitor for seasonal influenza and other diseases in the community.
This online form is to be completed by the school principal or designate on each day when the school absenteeism rate is significantly increased. A guideline for determining "significantly increased" is approximately 10% above the normal rate of absenteeism for the time of year.
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#203 - 2000 Island Hwy