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During this webinar, Step Up! i nitiative leaders describe the results of the 2nd year of data collection and share examples of how the data can be used at the state and local area to impact practice and create change. This webinar was originally presented on January 31, 2017. Please listen in when you can
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The 2015-2016 Step Up & Be Counted! infographic has been released! The infographic details how an extraordinary number of school nurses across the United States have volunteered to Step Up and Be Counted! Before school nurses began their effort to collect school health data at the national level, school nurses were national data orphans even though several states collected robust data on school health. The current accessible bulk of national healthcare data focuses on information gleaned from services and procedures billed by health care systems, primary care and insurance claims. Since most school nurse care is not reimbursable, that unreimbursed ...
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National Uniform Data Set: Learning from Those Who Have Stepped Up! This blog post is submitted by Estelle Watts on behalf of the Step Up & Be Counted! Leadership Team. It provides information about the Team's breakout session on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at NASN2016. Most everyone is mindful today about their personal step count. In fact, many tools and apps are used daily to become more aware of the steps taken within a given time and we are often encouraged to take measures to increase our steps because of this awareness. I also hear people frequently talk about specific reasons to increase their steps. Regardless, the specific reasons ...
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School nurses are unique in their role in caring for our nations children where they live, learn and play. The data that school nurses collect on the health of Americas children has great value locally and nationally for data based decision making by educators, health care systems and policy makers. The effort toward a National Uniform School Nurse Data Set has been underway for over a decade. In 2014, across the country school nurses were invited to join the NASN / NASSNC joint initiative: Step Up and Be Counted! The focus of the 2014 2015 academic year was to establish the processes for collecting national data from every working school nurse. Three ...