#CelebrateSchoolNurses Continues, Medicaid Redeterminations & More!
After two awesome events at Ferris ISD, SportsPhysicals+ season is officially underway. Contact Goodside Health to reserve your summer event slot!
Oh April, how we shall miss thee. It’s been an incredible month of closing the gaps in children’s care here at Goodside Health. Even more schools are joining the school-based healthcare movement, and preparations are underway for 2023/24!
That doesn’t mean we’re getting ahead of ourselves. There is much work to be done in the final month-plus of the 2022/23 school year, including the announcement of the inaugural School Health Advocate of the Year.
Here’s one more look back at the Good News from April. (And don’t forget to bookmark the Good News page for regular updates!)
CLOSING SOON: Tell us why you love your school nurse by April 30. Send in a quick video for a chance to win for you and your school nurse as we shout our appreciation for school nurses from the mountain top this May!
Remember to remind your campus communities about the Medicaid redetermination process! The nationwide Coronavirus Emergency is set to end in May, and states have started notifying beneficiaries through the mail about maintaining coverage.
Thank You, Ferris ISD and Families! Goodside Health’s SportsPhysicals+ team visited with more than 300 kiddos during our first official event in April, setting the stage for a summer’s worth of wellness-infused preparticipation physicals.
”There’s been fewer kids that are sick at school …” We’re proud to recognize Marlene Chavez, LVN, and her dedication to the students at Donna ISD in the Rio Grande Valley as April’s School Health Advocate of the Month!
April is Celebrate Diversity Month! Check out our article in recognition of the third annual Arab American Heritage Month. Did you miss any of our previous articles? See our posts on Black History Month and International Women’s Day.
Your SchoolMed Monthly Insight
Is it just us, or are allergies starting earlier in the year and lasting longer? If you’re an allergy sufferer, you know all about a runny and stuffy nose, scratchy throat, itchy eyes, headaches, and fatigue. Allergy symptoms can get in the way of school, fun, and family time.1
So, is it a common cold or is it hay fever?
- Common Cold: a viral, usually mild, infection of the upper respiratory system.
- Hay Fever: the onset of symptoms from an individuals allergic reaction to pollen.
Given the similarities of the symptoms, it’s never a bad idea to ask your local provider for help. There are three symptoms that — according to the American Academy of Pediatrics healthychildren.org — three symptoms usually indicate hay fever is the cause of discomfort2:
- “A clear, watery nasal discharge”
- “Itching of the eyes, ears, nose, or mouth”
- “Spasmodic sneezing”
Remember that fever is never a symptom of allergies or hay fever and usually signal an infection.
For students with asthma, allergies can exacerbate asthma-related symptoms, and a visit with a healthcare provider to identify the cause and prevent worsening symptoms is strongly recommended.
Ready for more School Health Insights and quick access to a provider on campus? Click here and let’s talk about prioritizing the health and wellness of your campus community!
Joining the School-based Healthcare Movement!
Goodside Health is excited to recognize our new and returning partner school districts and systems that prioritize the health of their communities with SchoolMed, SchoolMed: Mental Health, and SportsPhysicals+.
- Industrial ISD
- IDEA Rio Grande Valley
- IDEA Houston
- Alief ISD
- Mercedes ISD
- Del Valle ISD
Goodside Health is closing the gaps in children’s healthcare through innovation and execution.
Are you ready to join the school-based healthcare movement? Schedule time with us today to learn more!
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About Goodside Health
Goodside Health is advancing the delivery of pediatric care by partnering with communities to provide access to physical health, mental health, and telehealth services at school, at home, and in the clinic. Relentless advocates for expanding access to care and promoting health equity, Goodside Health leverages a Whole-Child Approach to care and lives our mission of closing gaps in children’s healthcare through innovation and execution. To learn more about Goodside Health, please visit www.goodsidehealth.com.
- AAP Allergy Tips. 2020. The American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Is it Allergies or a Cold? How to Tell the Difference. 2021. The American Academy of Pediatrics.