Partners in health promotion and preventive health care for Singapore students: the school nurse's role towards developing effective networking and coalition building. Sunar, S. Singapore Nursing Journal, 31(2):7–15, 2004.
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The School Health Service Division (SHS) of the Health Promotion Board, a statutory body formed in April 2001 is responsible in promoting optimal health and reducing illness among Singapore's school-going population. SHS mission emphasises the role of the school nurse in ensuring the continuity of our students' good health through comprehensive school-based health screening programmes. The school nurse monitors students' health status, detects any health problems, makes referrals to the clinic-based centre, documents her findings, and notifies the school as well as parents of any precautions and preventive measures that could be taken.SHS also works closely with the schools to promote coordinated health promotion and disease prevention programmes such as the Trim and Fit Programme to reduce obesity prevalence, Hepatitis B Programme to raise the immunity level of young Singaporeans against Hepatitis B, Myopia Prevention Programme to reduce myopia prevalence, 'Too Tuff to Puff' Street Soccer Programme to promote sports as a healthier alternative to smoking, and School Health Fairs to promote good health care habits. The school is therefore, a pertinent and appropriate stakeholder in meeting the multiple components of our students' health care needs.Health screening and coordinated planning of school health activities require multidisciplinary approaches and involve not only the school but also collaborative interdivisional, interdepartmental, interhospital and interagency partnerships and networking. This paper looks at how the school nurse aims to develop a greater alliance with her partners in healthcare. It is hoped that this could help to build a coalition that could impact not only the health care of our children and youths but one that could also ensure the maximisation of our programme outreach, enhance service delivery and improve operational effectiveness.
@article{sunar_partners_2004,
	title = {Partners in health promotion and preventive health care for {Singapore} students: the school nurse's role towards developing effective networking and coalition building},
	volume = {31},
	issn = {0218-2475},
	url = {http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=106667285&site=ehost-live},
	abstract = {The School Health Service Division (SHS) of the Health Promotion Board, a statutory body formed in April 2001 is responsible in promoting optimal health and reducing illness among Singapore's school-going population. SHS mission emphasises the role of the school nurse in ensuring the continuity of our students' good health through comprehensive school-based health screening programmes. The school nurse monitors students' health status, detects any health problems, makes referrals to the clinic-based centre, documents her findings, and notifies the school as well as parents of any precautions and preventive measures that could be taken.SHS also works closely with the schools to promote coordinated health promotion and disease prevention programmes such as the Trim and Fit Programme to reduce obesity prevalence, Hepatitis B Programme to raise the immunity level of young Singaporeans against Hepatitis B, Myopia Prevention Programme to reduce myopia prevalence, 'Too Tuff to Puff' Street Soccer Programme to promote sports as a healthier alternative to smoking, and School Health Fairs to promote good health care habits. The school is therefore, a pertinent and appropriate stakeholder in meeting the multiple components of our students' health care needs.Health screening and coordinated planning of school health activities require multidisciplinary approaches and involve not only the school but also collaborative interdivisional, interdepartmental, interhospital and interagency partnerships and networking. This paper looks at how the school nurse aims to develop a greater alliance with her partners in healthcare. It is hoped that this could help to build a coalition that could impact not only the health care of our children and youths but one that could also ensure the maximisation of our programme outreach, enhance service delivery and improve operational effectiveness.},
	number = {2},
	journal = {Singapore Nursing Journal},
	author = {Sunar, S.},
	year = {2004},
	keywords = {Child, Coalition, Collaboration, Health Promotion -- In Infancy and Childhood -- Singapore, Health Screening, Hepatitis B -- Prevention and Control, Immunization, Information Technology, Myopia -- Prevention and Control, Networking, Professional, Nursing Role, Pamphlets, Preventive Health Care -- In Infancy and Childhood -- Singapore, Quality of Health Care, School Health Education, School Health Nursing -- Singapore, Singapore},
	pages = {7--15}
}

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