The Middle School Health Starts Here program was created by the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. The HPV Roundtable is a professional working group of public health organizations from across the country that care a lot about the health of all kids. They have worked to pull the most important information for parents and children in middle school:
- National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
- Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
- Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN)
- Head & Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA)
- Health Net Federal Services (Health Net)
- National Area Health Education Centers Organization (AHEC)
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
- National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
Why was this program created?
Middle School Health Starts Here’s purpose is to address the issues which impact the health and safety of middle
schoolers. This transition time is difficult for both the parents and the students. There are a lot of social, emotional and physical changes taking place. It can be overwhelming for everybody involved. This toolkit provides research and evidence-based information to help parents and to dispel myths. While the Roundtable is focused on increasing awareness of HPV vaccination and dispel myths about the vaccine, the program was created to address all health issues of middle schoolers. School nurses are often seen as a valuable resource for parents, who have questions about all aspects of tween health. This program was created to support school nurses as they answer those questions.
Who funded this project?
Funding for this guide was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement number 5H23IP000931-01. The content in this toolkit does not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.