The Committee on School Health
The Committee on School Health has two primary functions. The first function is to be a resource for the 351 public school physicians in Massachusetts, 54% of whom are not pediatricians. The Committee provides networking activities, didactic presentations, and legislative lobbying on areas of school health interest. The second function is to provide a forum for any pediatrician who has an interest in school health issues, whether they are school physicians or not. Massachusetts has been selected to be a state to pilot a joint initiative between the AAP national and the CDC to develop standardization of school health services. Several Massachusetts school districts will be chosen to a strengthen the collaborations between local community pediatricians, the local health department and the school nurses in the district.
Chairs – Drs. Lisa Dobberteen and Karen Sadler