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Nurse's News Letter
The Nurse's News Letter seeks to keep the education community informed of monthly health campaigns, events and awareness activities related to pediatric health, community health and school health.
In addition, emerging health issues in the community and population health trends will also have updated information provided as well as changes in school legislation and mandates related to school health or immunizations.



Author:
Jan Olson, MSNEd, BSN, RN

Jan is the district registered nurse serving all schools in Molalla River School District.  Jan has a been a district  school nurse since January 2014 and has 10 years prior experience in  public health.  Jan is a 2004 graduate of Linfield School of Nursing's  program where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and where she currently teaches as clinical adjunct faculty.  Jan earned her  Masters of Science in Nursing Education through Grand Canyon University in 2016,  she is a member of the National Association of School Nurses, the Oregon School Nurses Association and the National School Health Association; she is licensed with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.  Jan represents  rural school districts at the state level as a member of the Oregon State School Nurse Advisory Group (SNAG). 



Recent Posts
April 
April is National Autism Awareness Month “Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation.” Learn more at The National Autism Society. The first week of April is National Public Health Week “The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and communities. We strengthen the profession of public health; foster understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and directly influence public policy to improve global health. During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme.” Learn more at American Public Health Association or Oregon Public Health Association The last week of April is Every Kid Healthy Week  and World Immunization Week Every Kid Healthy “Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements and recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. Observed the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts our school partners are doing to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning – because healthy kids learn better! Everyone in the country can get involved and be a part of the celebration to help support sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting programs in schools.” World Immunization Week World Immunization Week is an international campaign to close the gaps in vaccinating populations. The World Health Organization promotes Six Goals in Global Vaccination that are increasingly promoted during this week.  
Posted by olsonj  On Apr 27, 2016 at 12:27 PM