Are you a school nurse in a public school district? Do you supervise or work with school healthcare providers? If so, you may be interested in receiving funding for a training provided by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)! Stipends of up to $4,000 will be awarded to school districts who successfully train at least 20 school healthcare providers, in at least one school district. 

Planning and implementation are expected to take approximately 6 hours, including a 60 – 90 minute educational session facilitated by a pediatric rheumatologist. 

The ACR School Health Outreach Project (SHOP) connects K-12 public school districts with pediatric rheumatologists who facilitate the educational session for the district’s school healthcare providers. The goal of this program is to educate school healthcare providers, particularly school nurses, on the signs and symptoms of lupus, and how to support students and their families in the transition from pediatric to adult lupus care. 
The educational session for providers must take place prior to September 2023. If you believe your school district might be a good fit, apply today! 

The application period is open now and will close at 11:59pm on November 30, 2022. The application should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

If you have questions, please contact Kate Chiseri (kchiseri@rheumatology.org).  

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* 1. Your Name (first and last)

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* 2. Your email address

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* 3. Your phone number

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* 4. Your title/role

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* 5. Name of school district

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* 6. Your state

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* 7. How many K-12 students does your school district serve?

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* 8. How many elementary schools are in your district?

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* 9. How many middle schools are in your district?

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* 10. How many high schools are in your district?

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* 11. How many school nurses/school healthcare providers are employed in your district?

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* 12. In order for an educational session/training to take place for your school nurses/school healthcare providers, who would need to be involved in the decision-making? Please select all that apply and provide comments if helpful.

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* 13. In order for ACR to provide a stipend to the school district, the district needs to be able to receive federal flow-through dollars. 
Is your district able to receive federal flow-through dollars?

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* 14. Are you confident in your ability to have at least 20 school nurses/school healthcare providers attend a training and complete pre- and post-test evaluations?

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* 15. Please provide any other comments that might provide more context.

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