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Child and School Health
Child Care Licensing Team:
Link to State Department of Early Education and Care Website
Playground SchedulePlayground Schedule (2012)
Description - The Child Health Program is concerned with those communicable diseases, which are vaccine preventable, and plays a key role in preventing outbreaks of infectious diseases. A regularly scheduled Immunization Clinic has been established to provide necessary immunization for children as well as at-risk adults in the community. Furthermore, the program serves as the Health Department liaison to the School Health Program and the nursing and health education staff in the Brookline Public Schools.
Activities and Objectives -
1. Provides consultation to the community regarding various child health issues including health care access as well as outreach activities.
2. Works to enroll uninsured youth in the Child Medical Security Plan in coordination with the Community Health Network.
3. Maintains violence prevention activities in the schools in conjunction with the Substance Abuse Prevention Program, including the Dating Violence Intervention Program and a program to counter bullying.
4. Implemented a Hepatitis B Immunization Program for High School students with continued educational campaign.
5. In conjunction with the Brookline Rotary and Police Dept., promotes bicycle safety through education programs and helmet distribution.
The Director of Child Health serves as the liaison between the Health Dept. and the Brookline School nurses.
Baker School- Mary Dunlop Devotion School- Beverly Gallagher
Driscoll School- Leslie Epps Heath School- Leslie Epps
High School- Deirdre London Lawrence School- Karen Miller
Lincoln School- Barbara Hedges Pierce School- Kate Donnelly
Runkle School- Barbara Hedges
Day Care Licensing and Inspection -
Under the direction of Dr. Rudisch the Health Dept. licenses and inspects Day Care facilities in Brookline per state law. A total of 20 day care centers are licensed and after school day care programs.