“School nursing and school-based health centers complement care provided at school. One does not replace the other. Collaboration between school nurses and school-based health centers enhances students’ health, overall well-being, and academic success.”

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

“The school nurse is the building’s health ambassador, on the frontline for day-to-day oversight and management of the school population’s health. School-based health care complements the work of school nurses by providing a readily accessible referral site for students who are without a medical home or in need of more comprehensive services such as primary, mental, oral, or vision health care.”

National School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA)
New Mexico Department of Health School Health Manual

The New Mexico School Health Manual (SHM) is a guidance document to be used by New Mexico Schools in supporting a coordinated school health practice and program. It provides evidence based guidelines, recommendations and information developed by the New Mexico Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health (OSAH) in conjunction with other partners committed to New Mexico School Health.