Grant Orientation

Previous Meeting Recordings

CSHS Meeting Dates

Regional Meeting Dates

Need to file a report to MDPH? Requirements and links to reports are here.

Grant Orientation

This program introduces nurse leaders to CSHS grant management and requirements. Please complete the pre-work, watch the video of this training recorded in 2020, and download and review the tools provided. 

Course Materials and Recordings
  • Be sure to complete the pre-work for this training as follows:
    • Read your district's CSHS grant narrative.
    • Review your district's CSHS budget.
    • Find and review a previously submitted monthly report and the annual status report.
  • Access the recording of this training (1 hour, 17 minutes).

Download the following tools: 

  1. Guidelines for Choosing Professional Development Offerings
  2. PDSA & QI Activity (new!)
  3. CSHS Grant Budget Job Aid (updated!)
  4. CSHS Performance Measures Job Aid (updated!)
  5. CSHS Non-Public Performance Measures (new!)
  6. CSHS Grant Form Email Box Reference Sheet
  7. For CSHS Reporting Tools, News, and Resources, see the MDPH School Health Services Resources Page.


FY21 Clinical Update: Asthma in Home and in School

Asthma - Free of Charge Creative Commons Handwriting imageThis course is now available as self-paced training. The topics of this exciting program include racial equity, safe cleaning, indoor triggers, medications, and medical management, particularly concerning COVID-19. This training includes presentations by subject matter experts from the CDC and the MDPH Asthma Prevention and Control Program, among others, who deliver the latest updates.

This course is free and can be accessed anytime here.

Managing your CSHS Budget

imageThis self-paced course is designed for nurse leaders in districts that have received funding through the CSHS grant. This course builds confidence and competence in managing the CSHS budget. Topics covered include understanding your district’s CSHS grant scope, allowable expenses, working with your business office to create solid tracking systems, amending and reconciling your grant expenses, and meeting grant timelines and requirements.

Register for this course here (an audit/free version is also available).

(ENDURING) Cultivating Regulation and Resilience Amid Ongoing Uncertainties and Inequities

imageThis course is a recording of a CSHS session on October 7th, 2021. The course offers an understanding of how trauma and barriers to essential services are disproportionately impacting specific populations and cultivates awareness of the effects that chronic uncertainty has on students.

If interested, please register for this course here. Purchase orders (POs) are available at course check-out by selecting "shield invoice".


CSHS Meeting Dates

These meetings are designed for School Nurse Managers in districts that have received either the Model or Affiliated CSHS grant. Sessions will be delivered live via Zoom and the last meeting will be in person.

NOTE: While programming for CSHS meetings is developed with the grantee scope of service and performance measures in mind, any school health professional may benefit from topics covered, and guiding principles for CQI projects described within the grant framework are applicable to any district or school.

Mark your calendars for the FY24 School Year CSHS meeting below. Registration links will be shared soon!

PDSA Refreshers (new!)

FY25 CSHS Meetings

  • October 10th, 2024 1:00 -3:00 PM (Zoom)
  • December 12th, 2024 1:00 -3:00 PM (Zoom)
  • February 6th, 2025  1:00 - 3:00 PM(Zoom)
  • May 8th, 2025 9:00 - 3:00 PM (In Person - TBD location)

FY24 CSHS Meeting Resources

October 5th Meeting Resources
December 6th Meeting Resources
February 15th Meeting Resources
May 8th, 2024, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (In Person at Doubletree Hilton in Westborough)

FY23 CSHS Meetings


Regional Meetings

The Comprehensive School Health Services (CSHS) Regional Consultants sponsor meetings for all regional school nurse leaders. These meetings provide networking and consultation opportunities in areas such as leadership development, policies, emergency preparedness, and the role of the school nurse leader. 

FY25 All Regions Regional Meetings

Select the link for each meeting date to register for Zoom. After registration, a confirmation e-mail will come from BU SHIELD containing a meeting link and access code.

  • October 16th, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Zoom)
  • February 12th, 2025, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Zoom)

West Regional Meeting (Berkshire, Franklin)

West Regional Meeting (Hampden, Hampshire)

Southeast Regional Meeting

Boston/Metrowest Regional Meeting 

Central Regional Meeting

Northeast Regional Meeting


Previous Recording of Regional Meetings

FY21 Regional Meeting Resources can be found here.
FY22 All Regions Regional Meeting
FY23 All Regions Regional Meeting
FY23 May Regional Meetings

School and Community Health Equity Needs Assessment (SCHENA)

This course is currently being updated.