Chronic health conditions affect more than 14 million school-aged youth (almost 20% of the school-aged population), with approximately half of these being moderate or severe. Physicians and other health professionals should use the experience and expertise known about health issues as they relate to schools. This will help ensure the health and development of youth with chronic health conditions, because many of their waking hours are usually spent in school.
Consensus Statement on the Core Tenets of Chronic Condition Management in Schools
In cooperation with a broad group of health and education organizations, the AAP has released a Consensus Statement on the Core Tenets of Chronic Condition Management in Schools. This statement aims to improve health and academic outcomes for children by establishing a common framework that can be used by schools, physicians, and other partners from across disciplines to guide an integrated, collective, and equitable approach to chronic condition management in schools.
American Academy of Pediatrics