Nassau County Superintendents Co-Sponsor Current Health Issues Workshop

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The Nassau County Council of School Superintendents (NCCSS) co-sponsored a workshop for school nurses providing accurate and factual information on current health issues.

The event was hosted by the Bellmore School District and facilitated by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph S. Famularo.

More than 200 school nurses from Nassau County attended the workshop, which featured keynote speaker Dr. Lawrence E. Eisenstein, commissioner of health for the Nassau County Department of Health. Dr. Eisenstein provided important information on communicable diseases including Enterovirus D68, Ebola, the upcoming flu season and other general health concerns.

Those in attendance also received valuable information on available resources, including a 24-hour hotline, how to properly communicate important health information to their school community and the importance of teaching students proper hygiene practices. Dr. Eisenstein also addressed questions from the audience.