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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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School Health

Florida Department of Health in Broward County

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The goal of school health services is to ensure that students are healthy, in school, and ready to learn.  Services are provided in accordance with a local School Health Services Plan jointly developed by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, School Board of Broward County, and the Broward County Comprehensive School Health Advisory Committee.

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Core Services of the Basic School Health Services Program are:

  • Nursing assessments
  • Health counseling
  • Referrals and follow-up for suspected or confirmed health problems
  • Individualized health care plan development
  • In-school care management for chronic and acute health conditions
  • Assistance with medication administration and health care procedures
  • Vision, Hearing, Scoliosis, and Growth and Development screenings
  • First aid and emergency health services
  • Communicable disease prevention and intervention
  • Emergency preparedness.  


Additional services are provided in schools that are designated as Full Service or Comprehensive schools.   

Additional Information:

Florida Department of Health - School Health Services