Cervical and head and neck cancers caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) are on the rise but most are preventable with HPV immunization. School nurses and other health care professionals who work in schools can make an impact by learning all they can about the diseases caused by HPV, and how to prevent them by ensuring that adolescent are immunized. Using communication skills learned in this activity, participants will be able to effectively communicate the benefits of HPV immunization. Presented by Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP PCPNP CPNP FAANP.
We invite you to volunteer with the American School Health Association (ASHA). ASHA’s member volunteer opportunities bring together a wide range of individuals with expertise in multiple disciplines related to healthy schools, as well as anyone who wants to help ASHA realize our mission to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives.
ASHA supports school health issues that tie to our mission statement, to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives, and our Core Beliefs. Read more to learn about our Core Beliefs and what ASHA has committed to.
The Journal of School Health (JOSH) is committed to communicating information regarding the role of schools, school personnel, or the school environment in facilitating optimal growth and development of children and youth.