Caring for Vulnerable Populations in School Health

Natalie Mathurin, MD, MPH
Medical Director at Student Health Services, School District of Philadelphia
Cheryl Lawrence, MD
Medical Director at the Office of School Health-Family & Child Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Dr. Mathurin and Dr. Lawrence describe the purpose and goals of programs developed to aid children that belong to vulnerable populations using the New York City Department of Health as a case study. The beginning of the presentation considers data about vulnerable populations in New York City and why it is important to address health of children in these populations. The presenters then present the mission, objectives, frameworks, and activities of programs to care for students in vulnerable populations.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe how vulnerable populations are identified in the school setting.
  • Give examples of the issues (medical, mental, social) commonly faced by students in vulnerable populations.
  • List methods to increase community and school involvement in the care of students in vulnerable populations.

Continuing Education: 1.0 CPH, 1.0 CHES

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A1, 1A2, 1A3, 1A4, 1A5, 1A9, 1A10, 1A11, 1B1, 1B3, 1B4, 1B10, 1B11, 1B12, 1B14, 1C1, 1C4, 1C10, 1C14, 2A2, 2A7, 2A8, 2B2, 2B6, 2B8, 2B9, 3A2, 3A4, 3A5, 3A6, 3A7, 3A8, 3B2, 3B4, 3B5, 3B6, 3B7, 3B8, 3C2, 3C5, 3C7, 3C8, 4A4, 4A6, 5A1, 5A2, 5A3, 5A4, 5A5, 5A6, 5A7, 5A8, 5B2, 5B3, 5B4, 5B5, 5B6, 5B7, 5B8, 5B9, 5B10, 5C2, 5C3, 5C4, 5C5, 6A4, 6A6, 6A8, 6B4, 6B5, 6B7, 6B9, 6C5, 6C9, 7A2, 7A4, 7A13, 8A1, 8A2, 8A3, 8A4, 8A6, 8B1, 8B2, 8B6, 8C1, 8C2

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