Medical City Healthcare
January 06, 2023

Dallas, TX — Nurses from 15 North Texas school districts are participating in Medical City Healthcare's annual school nurse education series. This year, classes are focused on modern-day health hazards affecting youth: stroke and vaping dangers, mental wellness and cardiac events, especially in young athletes, among others.

Medical City Healthcare's school nurse education series was created in 2017 in response to school health providers' requests to address health trends in youth. Community Partners of Dallas and the American Heart Association are contributing expertise and educational materials. Medical City Healthcare, supported by the HCA Healthcare Foundation, is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association's Getting to the Heart of Stroke initiative to champion stroke prevention.

“Improving overall community health starts with our children,” says Allen Harrison, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Medical City Healthcare's school nurse education program is another important example of how we are creating healthier tomorrows across North Texas.”

Approximately 900 nurses will gather at their nearest Medical City Healthcare hospital to receive training from experts in January and February. Participating school districts:

  • Allen ISD
  • Birdville ISD
  • Carrolton/Farmer's Branch ISD
  • Coppell ISD
  • Dallas ISD
  • Frisco ISD
  • Garland ISD
  • H-E-B ISD
  • Keller ISD
  • McKinney ISD
  • Northwest ISD
  • Red Oak ISD
  • Richardson ISD
  • Rockwall ISD
  • Wylie ISD

The school nurse education series complements Medical City Healthcare's award-winning kids teaching kids® Healthy Lifestyles program, which offers children and families nutrition education and resources to improve eating habits.