Community Health Nursing services for school-age children are provided at an individual level and through population health promotion activities which support a comprehensive school health approach as described in the Joint Consortium on School Health.
Community Health Nurses work in partnership with schools and other health professionals to support and promote the health and wellbeing of the school population as a whole. They also provide services in schools that are designed to meet the needs of individual students, families and school personnel.
Community Health Nurses are assigned to specific schools within the region and the communities they serve, or they are part of a school team. Nurses work in a facilitative and supportive role with the school to improve the overall health environment for everyone. They provide services which include: routine immunizations in schools, hearing and vision screening, medical and health support information for students and school personnel as needed (e.g. anaphylaxis education), individual student support planning, coordination & participation, health promotion, & collaboration with Healthy Students Healthy Schools Liaison Consultants.
The Wellness Café is led by Labrador-Grenfell Health and supported by the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and Mealy Mountain Collegiate. It is modelled after a similar program in Eastern Health among rural communities.
The Wellness Café is a safe space within Mealy Mountain Collegiate where students can confidentially discuss issues related to their health and development.
A Public Health Nurse visits the school once a week to support students in all areas of health: sexual health, mental health and wellness, substance use, injury prevention, nutrition, and active living.
The goal of this project is to increase access to health services among youth.
School Health Promotion Liaison Consultant
The School Health Promotion Liaison Consultant works closely with the Labrador-Grenfell Health health promotion team, municipalities and community groups, as well as schools within the Labrador Region of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District.The primary focus on the School Health Promotion Liaison Consultant is to develop and implement programs aimed at improving the health of the children of Labrador.
By closely working with provincial based health programs, regional nutritionists, recreational specialists, and School Health Promotion Liaison Consultant in other regions this position is paramount in providing healthier lifestyles for our provinces youth.
All encompassing areas include Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Tobacco Control and Positive Mental Health.
School Health Promotion Liaison Consultant (SHPLC)
Health Promotion Division
P.O Box 1810, Stn “B”
Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL
Tel: 709-896-2431 (241)