Welcome to MACCS Health Services!
MACCS Health is an organization that provides a variety of health focused programs to schools and community based organizations servicing children. We are the provider of choice for several Charter schools in the Philadelphia area. Services can be provided on a full or part-time basis and contracts are tailored to fit your needs and your budget. Call for an appointment today.
“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” - A. J. Reb Materi
MACCS is pleased to be working with some of the strongest community institutions in the area. Our growing client roster continues to give us the opportunity to learn from collaboration.
Month of June: Health Observance Topic
National Safety Month
June Observance 2015
June is known as National Safety Month. Declared by the National Safety Council in order to promote the idea of preventing injuries and/or incidents that cause death. Injuries typically occur in the context of physical and social environments.
Injury is the most common health problem treated by school health personnel. In fact, "80% of elementary school children visited by the school nurse for and injury-related complaint" (Nader PR, Brink SG). Typical injury complaints occur in Physical Education (PE) or recess when children are most active during the day. Coordinated School Health Programs can be the best solution and prevention plan for school related injuries. "Ideally, coordinated school health programs should include multiple components (e.g., comprehensive health education; physical education; school health services [school counseling, and psychological and social services]; school nutrition services; healthy and safe school environment; school-site health promotion for staff members; staff development; and family and community involvement" (Marx E, Wooley).
For information on studies on implementing School Safety Programs completed by Nader PR Brink and Marx E. Wooley please visit the School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence.