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Healthy students in safe learning environments

To promote school health and safety, the Health Department:

  • Reviews plans for new schools and changes to schools.
  • Educates school staff about health and safety issues.
  • Conducts inspections.
  • Investigates reports of illness and safety hazards.



  • What does the Health Department do for schools?
  • Do you have anything I can use or display in my classroom?
  • We’re hosting a health fair. Can you help?
  • Can you speak at our school about topics like healthy habits, puberty or sexual health?
  • Do you offer grants or funding to schools?
  • Do you inspect schools?
  • What should we tell parents with questions about immunizations?
  • What should we do if a student has lice?
  • Do you provide dental services to students?
  • When a public health consultant asks to speak with a student about a confidential health matter, what should I know?
  • Do you have resources for preventing students from smoking or vaping?
  • Do you have resources for preventing students from using marijuana?

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