Friday Night Lights are Back! … and so is SchoolMed!
Whether classes are in session or just around the Labor Day corner, one thing is already clear — SchoolMed has closed more gaps in children’s care in the first month of the school year than ever before!
That means more time in class, more opportunities for learning, and more communities with access to quality care — and we’re just getting started!
Getting the word out about SchoolMed has never been easier, too! Partner schools gained access to a new suite of materials this month, and we love to see the creative ways you are highlighting school-based health services!
As we continue a great and healthy start to 23/24, here’s one more look back at the Good News from the summer.
SchoolMed has transitioned to a new fall semester! We are ready to help make every campus a safe, healthy place for learning and achievement in the year ahead. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store for SchoolMed in 23/24.
Recognizing the first SchoolMed Health Advocate of the Month of 2023/24! Del Valle ISD’s Athletic Training Team commitment to student well-being shines through all year long. Read more about Del Valle ISD’s impact here.
Wrapping up SportsPhysicals+. Thank you to every school, family, and student that made this our impactful summer of wellness yet! Click here to watch our video about SportsPhysicals+.
Your SchoolMed Monthly Insight: Beat the Heat!
It’s always hot during the summer, but if you’re feeling like it’s even hotter than usual this summer … you’re right. According to the World Meteorological Organization, this has been the hottest summer on record in the United States, with July the hottest month on the planet!1
As students get back in the classroom, they can still be susceptible to the heat. It might be when they’re going or leaving school as they wait for the bus, during recess, or after-school sports practices. Wherever it might be, there are signs to heat related issues that you can watch out for.
Here’s what to look for:2
- Heavy sweating
- Cold, pale, and clammy skin
- Fast, weak pulse
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle cramps
Here’s what to do when you see it:
- Move to a cool place
- Loosen your clothing
- Apply cool damp cloth to your head and wrists
- Sip Water
Joining the School-based Healthcare Movement!
We are excited to announce that we are SchoolMed is on it’s way to the Peach State!
So — Texas, Florida, and Georgia — Are you ready to join the school-based healthcare movement? Schedule time with us today!
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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.
- July 2023 Set to be the Hottest Month on Record. 2023. World Meteorological Organization.
- Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness. 2017. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.