School and Community Health SIG

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SIG Description

The School and Community Health SIG is a forum where educators, researchers, and community health workers come together to share and gain ideas, resources, and skills in the areas of school and community health.


  • Share resources and ideas for partnering in school and community health initiatives.
  • Provide education and opportunities for building collaboration for school and community based health issues.
  • Provide a network to share research ideas and experiences and gain potential collaborators for research projects.
  • Provide educational program and discussion forum for annual meeting at PAS.

Upcoming Meetings

PAS 2009, Baltimore, Maryland

PAS 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii

SIG Presentation PAS Meeting 2008

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2007 Summer Newsletter article

The 2007 School and Community Health SIG meeting in Toronto was well-attended. "The Pediatrician's Role in Emergency Preparedness"was the topic of the meeting, and 2 keynote speakers were featured. Linda Grant, Boston Medical Center and Boston Public Schools, gave a talk regarding how pediatricians can help their local schools be prepared for disasters, while Sarita Chung, Children's Hospital Boston Center for Biopreparedness, spoke on office preparedness for disasters. These presentations were followed by a question and answer period with the audience. The 2007 SIG also featured brief oral presentations by pediatric residents and fellows on a variety of community health projects, including violence prevention, obesity prevention, promotion of cultural and ethnicity awareness among students and community needs assessment. Our SIG welcomes new members with an interest in school and community advocacy. We are beginning to plan for the 2008 SIG in Honolulu now, and would welcome ideas from others regarding our program focus. We are also interested in collaborating with other SIGs to have a combined SIG meeting in 2008 and 2009.

The following two presentations were held during the SIG meeting in Toronto, ON:




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