Content tagged with: wellness

S.E.W. What? 10 Benefits of Drinking Water

Drinking water has many benefits

S.E.W. What? is a blog series focusing on School Employee Wellness (S.E.W.), because hands down, employees are a school’s most important resource. No matter what your role, it is essential that you take care of yourself. You’re not the only one who will benefit from caring for yourself – the students and the entire school community will too. Many… Read more »

Childhood Vaccination Brochure

Vaccines help to protect children from preventable diseases that can make them ill or even result in death. However, many adults have questions about the importance and safety of vaccinating children. In this booklet geared towards parents, NEA Healthy Futures (formerly NEA HIN) uses information about childhood vaccination from reliable sources like the Centers for… Read more »

Advocacy for Vaccines: A Leadership Guide for School Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Vaccines can go a long way towards eliminating infectious diseases and saving lives. School health professionals—nurses and allied health professionals—are the most knowledgeable members of the school community when it comes to understanding and advocating for vaccines. This is true both in regard to vaccines needed by students and those recommended for adults. While generally… Read more »

Health and Wellness Organizing Strategies

NEA members, students and other school employees have the right to a safe and healthy school environment. While the responsibility of providing a safe and healthy school environment falls mainly on the school district or other employer, NEA local associations can play a key role in ensuring this environment for students and staff. Health and… Read more »