Sports Physicals, Embracing Equity, and more March Good News
A deserving School Health Advocate of the Month, a look into the benefits of a sports physical, and International Women’s Day marked another month of Good News at Goodside Health.
SchoolMed is ready to spring into action to help ensure students are their healthiest for the final few months of the school year! Thank you to the school partners, school nurses, and supporters that have helped close more than 13,500 gaps in care so far in 2022/23.
Here’s one more look back at the Good News from March. (And don’t forget to bookmark the Good News page for regular updates!)
Sports Physicals are About More than Sports. Read about the positive impacts when students are prepared for their favorite extracurricular activities.
#EmbracingEquity for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. We took a quick look at some of the health disparities facing girls and young women amid the history and context of gender equity in the U.S.
“We get to meet each student where they are…” Goodside Health is excited to recognize Marcia Rose, the dedicated Health Services Director at Florida’s Lake Wales Charter Schools.
Experience SchoolMed. Think healthcare at school is complicated? It definitely doesn’t have to be. See for yourself how the Goodside Health team is reimagining the pathway to care for every student.
Your SchoolMed Monthly Insight
Headaches are among the top-five reasons for a SchoolMed Visit throughout the entirety school year. With many root causes, it makes sense that headaches are among the top medical conditions ‘burdening’ adolescents and young adults.1
The concept of ‘burdening’ is worth unpacking as it relates to the impact a headache can have on a student’s ability to engage in activiteis or learning. For adults, OTC medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofecn can help an aching head. And they can be for students, too:
- An incredible 90% of adolescents have reported having a headache.2
- Serious, underlying disorder is rarely the cause of a headache.3
- The most common headaches in children are migraines and tension-type.4
Different headache types can have different feelings and causes, and SchoolMed providers have the experience to help school health staff provide a pathway to care for every student.
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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+.
- Donna ISD
- Ferris ISD
- Forney ISD
- Fort Worth ISD
- Lake Wales Charter Schools
- Lyford CISD
- Mission CISD
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!
Your Partner in Whole Child Health,
About Goodside Health
Goodside Health is advancing the delivery of pediatric care by partnering with communities to provide access to telehealth, mental health, and well-care 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.