School & Youth Health

Healthy students are better learners and better-educated individuals are healthier. A healthy school is one that consistently strengthens its capacity as a healthy setting for learning, playing, and working. 

Students will have many opportunities in every aspect of their school experience to foster their healthy physical, mental, social and intellectual development.

Northern Health supports the Comprehensive School Health Framework, an approach to healthy schools that links health and education professionals, families, and surrounding communities to promote the health of people in the school setting. 

View a short video about Comprehensive School Health 

Canadian Best Practices Portal for School Health
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Communications to Schools from Medical Health Officers
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Diabetes and Glucagon Information
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Epilepsy and School
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Immunizations and Schools

At school entry (4-6 years of age) students are offered vaccinations against Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis/Polio, Chickenpox and any childhood vaccinations that may be overdue. Kindergarten immunizations are offered through Primary Care Homes; information is sent home regarding dates and times.

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Infection Control and Prevention
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Sexual Health
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Youth Engagement
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