School Health and Cabarrus County, NC
The Cabarrus Health Alliance Public School Nurse Program was established in 1988 and, in 1999, expanded to a Nurse in Every School. This specialty branch of professional nursing is designed to assure a safe, healthy environment that is conducive to learning, and seeks to prevent or identify student health or health-related problems and provide care to those who become ill or injured while at school. Cabarrus County is one of the few counties in North Carolina to have a Nurse in Every School. The Cabarrus Health Alliance is now in their 20th year of maintaining this status.
During the past two months of the 2019-20 school year during COVID-19 and school closures, our school nurses manned the COVID-19 Call Center, conducted contact tracing and investigations, and staffed mass testing at long term care facilities and community testing sites. With the current plan for a hybrid system of learning, our schools and youth will need the healthcare support and leadership of our school nurses now more than ever.
SWING 4 THE KIDS! GOLF TOURNAMENT
This charity golf tournament was organized and started by the Cabarrus County Medical Society Alliance in 2005. In 2020, the Cabarrus County Medical Society Alliance transitioned into an advisory role and the tournament is now part of the Cabarrus County Public Health Interest.
The beneficiary, since the start, has been the School Health Program that is administered by the Cabarrus Health Alliance.
This program provides a Registered Nurse for every public school in Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City school systems.
That's OVER 36,000 STUDENTS!!
We volunteers are excited to report that since 2005 the
SWING 4 THE KIDS!
for our public school nurses!!
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