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    Posted 08-25-2022 23:02

    Please share with your school community and fellow school nurses.

    AAP/AHA: Training School Health Personnel in Identifying Youth Tobacco Use and Supporting Cessation

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), with funding from the American Heart Association (AHA), is providing trainings for school health personnel on identifying youth tobacco use and supporting cessation. The trainings adapt the AAP "Ask – Counsel – Treat" cessation counseling model into an educational curriculum for school nurses and other school health personnel. Five 3-hour trainings will be held throughout the 2022-2023 school year. Each training will be led by a faculty panel of pediatricians, school nurses, and other school health personnel and will provide educational content on screening, counseling, and treatment for youth tobacco use and overcoming common barriers to addressing youth cessation in school-based health settings, uncertainty about how to manage a positive screen, or lack of resources/referral sources to provide ongoing support to youth.

     The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education. The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

     We are currently recruiting for 2 fall trainings, on the dates below.  School health personnel are encouraged to register:

    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 5-8pm central – Register here
    • Monday, December 5, 2022, from 10am-1pm central – Register here

     If these training times do not work for you and you would like to be added to the list to receive communication about the spring 2023 trainings, please complete this online form.  If you have questions about the training, please reach out to Carolyn McCarty at

    Valerie Hon, MSN, RN, LSN, NCSN
    District Nurse
    Portage Community School District
    Portage, WI