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Components of the WSCC Model

School nurse

Health Services

The primary function of school health services is to provide first aid, emergency care, assessment and planning for the management of chronic conditions, and management of health and social stressors for students and employees. Additionally, health services may facilitate employee wellness programs, student and parent education opportunities, and ensure access and/or referrals to further healthcare providers. School health services actively connect and collaborate with school employees, students, families, and community healthcare providers to promote the health care of students and a healthy and safe school environment. Qualified professionals such as school nurses, nurse practitioners, health educators, physicians, physician assistants and allied health personnel provide these services.