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Healthy students, life-long learners

Parents, school leaders, and health care professionals can all attest that healthy students are much more likely to be successful learners. Children’s Mercy is dedicated to helping children achieve their academic potential through our School Health Support services.

Graphic that shows "growth and learning school and health interactions" from early childhood to school K-12 to post-secondary.

43rd Annual School Health Conference

Our annual School Health Conference was held on July 30, 2021 and covered topics you requested such as: diabetes, urgent vs. emergent care, mental health and COVID-19.

COVID-19 school re-entry resources

School re-entry information

Children’s Mercy has a dedicated team of professionals who provide current information and advice for schools and community leaders on returning to school and related activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the latest updates on best practices for schools during COVID-19 by visiting our Returning to School and the Community Safely page.

If you have any COVID-19 school re-entry questions or would like to request a consultation, please fill out and submit a COVID-19 School Assistance form. We will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

COVID-19 school assistance form

Children's Mercy School Task Force

The Children's Mercy School Task Force provides regular updates around COVID-19 for schools. Subscribe to receive the latest information.

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Community outreach portal

Children's Mercy is committed to providing health resources and education to the communities we serve. To request Children’s Mercy’s participation in a health fair, conference or event, or if your staff needs education, training, or support related to a children’s health issue, please fill out and submit a Community Request form. Requests are reviewed weekly and a representative will contact you to confirm participation. Given the current climate and restrictions due to COVID-19, we are also available for virtual events.

Training and modules

Hospital-based school program

The Hospital-Based School Program at Children’s Mercy provides efficient and effective educational experiences for the hospital school-aged population who choose to accept their services. For more information on this program, visit our Hospital-Based School page. For services, call (816) 302-9014 or email

Once a child has left the hospital and ready return to school, Children's Mercy has put together a list of tips to help with school re-entry:

2021 Society of Pediatric Nurse workshop videos