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A policy change strategy for head lice management
The Journal of school nursing
  • K. Andresen
  • Ann Marie McCarthy, University of Iowa
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Sch Nurs
PubMed ID
DOI of Published Version
The purpose of this project was to formulate an effective change strategy for head lice management in a group of five separate school districts within one county. Despite a desire to use evidence to support their practice, school nurses often encounter educational system barriers that prevent independent management of health conditions. The use of collaborative community relationships, identification of underlying hierarchy structures in school policy development, and targeted system education were the catalysts for changing beliefs and ultimately policy within these school districts. The focus of this project was to develop a policy change strategy for head lice. The strategy provides direction for successful health policy advocacy using evidence-based practices for other health issues within the education setting.
  • Animals,
  • Evidence-Based Nursing,
  • Health Plan Implementation,
  • Health Policy,
  • Humans,
  • Iowa,
  • Lice Infestations/prevention & control/therapy,
  • Organizational Innovation,
  • Pediculus,
  • Scalp Dermatoses/prevention & control/therapy,
  • School Nursing
Published Article/Book Citation
The Journal of school nursing, 25:6 (2009) pp.407-416. DOI:10.1177/1059840509347316.
Citation Information
K. Andresen and Ann Marie McCarthy. "A policy change strategy for head lice management" The Journal of school nursing Vol. 25 Iss. 6 (2009) p. 407 - 416 ISSN: 1059-8405
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