Health Liaisons for each Children First Network, Districts 75, 79, 84, and 88 provide support for the School Health Program and for local health initiatives.
Health Liaisons assure compliance with school health policy mandates and program directives, including student immunization requirements. They review existing policies and procedures and recommend changes when appropriate.
Health Liaisons work with staff, principals, school administrators and school health personnel to improve health programs at the school level; serve as the liaison to the Office of School Health to raise and clarify policy issues; and assist in monitoring the performance of School-Based Health Centers. They also work closely with the Office of Related and Contractual Services on issues pertaining to accommodations for students in general education and assist in arranging for school-based staff to be trained in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) training. In addition, they help to determine and oversee the role of health aides assigned to schools.