While doing our research here at Magnus Health, we have come across certain sites that we have found to be very useful and full of pertinent information.  We thought we would take this opportunity to share 10 of our favorite sites with you - we hope they are as helpful to you as they have been to us.

Office of Non-public education (federal)

Department of education

CDC web site

US Department of Health and Human Services

National Association of School Nurses

National School Board Association

Council for American Private Education

US FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

FindLaw

Kids Health

 

Office of Non-public education (federal)


ONPE is the liaison to the nonpublic school community for the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to foster maximum participation of non-public school students and teachers in federal education programs and initiatives.  They are a wonderful resource and are fantastic in their response to questions and inquiries.
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/contact.html

Department of education


Everything you need to know about HIPAA and FERPA straight from the government.

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/doc/ferpa-hipaa-guidance.pdf
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html

CDC web site


A great resource to learn about current health issues in the nation and your state.

Click on your state to be directed to your individual state’s health department.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/international/relres.html

School and Childcare vaccine information
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/stats-surv/schoolsurv/default.htm

This page provides Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), government, and nongovernment resources for school personnel planning or maintaining an asthma management program.
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/schools.html

US Department of Health and Human Services


http://www.hhs.gov/

National Association of School Nurses


This is a wonderful resource for school nurses.  The ‘resource’ link on their page gives you further resources to use as well.
http://www.nasn.org

National School Board Association


nsba.org

Council for American Private Education


Private schools information on crisis management
http://www.capenet.org/crisis.html

US FDA (Food and Drug Administration)


From this page, you can register for recalls or announcements from the FDA.  It allows you to choose your topics or areas of interest (ex - Drugs, Food and Nutrition, Medicine, etc) and receive direct emails regarding any recalls or cautions.  This tool is very helpful for the school nurse to keep up with the latest drug and instrument recalls.
http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ContactFDA/StayInformed/GetEmailUpdates/default.htm

FindLaw


Links to the official online statutes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You can also browse user-friendly summaries of laws and state statute citations by topic and by state.
http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/state-codes.html

Kids Health


A great resource for administrators as well as a great site to share with parents.
http://kidshealth.org

...and don’t forget about Magnushealth.com
We provide research papers, blogs and links discussing current hot-topics in the school health industry.
http://magnushealth.com/research-papers/

 

LET US KNOW...


We know that this list is just a drop in the bucket of great online resources.  Do you have any go-to sites?  Let us know and we can get them posted on or blog as well.  We all know that in this internet age everything we need to know is theoretically right at our fingertips, however we also know that valid information can be somewhat like finding a needle in a haystack.  We believe that a well informed community is a better community and we are here to help.

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