Committee on School Health

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Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

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The ICAAP Committee on School Health (COSH) serves as a forum for pediatricians, school nurses, and others to discuss issues related to the health of children while in school. It facilitates collaboration between health care providers, state administrators, and school personnel, keeps members informed of relevant legislation, and addresses important school health issues.

Past activities include advising the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on revisions to the Certificate of Child Health Examination form, developing School Medication Information Sheets to assist pediatricians and others in completing required school forms, and discussing pediatrician involvement in the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Task Force. The COSH is currently collaborating with the ICAAP Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness and other local groups to address childhood obesity, and will provide input to the IDPH in the development of a diabetes screening questionnaire for schools.

Committee Meetings and Contacts

COSH Meetings: The COSH meets quarterly on Wednesdays from 8:45am – 10:00am at the ICAAP Office: 1400 West Hubbard, Suite 100, Chicago, 60642-8195

Next COSH Meeting Date:  TBD

COSH Chairperson: Cindy Mears, DO

COSH Staff Contact: TBD

If you have questions about the committee’s priorities or would like to make suggestions for future projects, please contact Committee Chair Cindy Mears, DO, directly at 773/880-4889.

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If you are interested in attending the next COSH meeting or have any other questions please contact:

Sarah Nau
Manager, Obesity Prevention Initiatives
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 214
Fax: 312/733-1791
snau@illinoisaap.com