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ERIC Number: EJ877312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
A Policy Change Strategy for Head Lice Management
Andresen, Kathleen; McCarthy, Ann Marie
Journal of School Nursing, v25 n6 p407-416 2009
The purpose of this project was to formulate an effective change strategy for head lice management in a group of five separate school districts within one county. Despite a desire to use evidence to support their practice, school nurses often encounter educational system barriers that prevent independent management of health conditions. The use of collaborative community relationships, identification of underlying hierarchy structures in school policy development, and targeted system education were the catalysts for changing beliefs and ultimately policy within these school districts. The focus of this project was to develop a policy change strategy for head lice. The strategy provides direction for successful health policy advocacy using evidence-based practices for other health issues within the education setting. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A