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The Role of the Public Health Nurse in Durham Region Schools

Each school in Durham Region has an assigned Public Health Nurse that works with schools to promote and assist in the implementation of healthy school initiatives.

Your public health nurse can provide support with:

  • Health Action Teams and initiatives
  • Assessing the needs of the school
  • Developing strategies to meet the school's identified health needs
  • Assisting the school community in carrying out planned activities
  • Evaluating the success and challenges of planned activities
  • Developing policies and guidelines
  • Linking to other Health Department programs/divisions or community agencies

Here are some examples of the activities:

  • Consultations with school staff on a variety of health topics and health events
  • Curriculum support to teachers
  • School Community Council support
  • Consultation on developing a school Healthy School Guideline

To contact your school's public health nurse call Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.

There is a public health nurse associated with each school in Durham Region
Click here to find your public health nurse

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