Promoting Texas Health Steps Checkups
“Chronic school absenteeism, starting as early as preschool and kindergarten, puts students at risk for poor school performance and school dropout, which in turn, put them at risk for unhealthy behaviors as adolescents and young adults as well as poor long-term health outcomes.”American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 2019
NOTE: Consult the Related Courses listed below to learn more about conducting Texas Health Steps medical checkups and the Periodicity Schedule.
Why It Matters
“The literature reveals that poor school performance is associated with poor adult health outcomes” (AAP, 2019). Texas Health Steps medical checkups include components that identify and address common risk factors for absenteeism, including family history, physical and mental health conditions, and traumatic experiences such as bullying.
Check out our related courses to learn more about the Texas Health Steps Periodicity Schedule and how to conduct and document all required components of Texas Health Steps medical checkups.
How to Conduct Texas Health Steps Medical Checkups
Texas Health Steps Provider’s Guide to the Periodicity Schedule
Allison, M. A.; Attisha, E., & the AAP Council on School Health. The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health. Pediatrics,143(2):e20183648.
About Texas Health Steps
Texas Health Steps’ award-winning online program offers FREE CE courses for primary care providers and other health professionals. These courses offer updated clinical, regulatory, and best practice guidelines for a range of preventive health, oral health, mental health, and case management topics.