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Snellville woman named school Health Hero

SNELLVILLE -- The Georgia Association of School Nurses announced last week two recipients of its annual School Health Hero Awards: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Snellville resident Cathalene Teahan.

A registered nurse and consultant who advocates the Georgia state legislature on public health issues, Teahan has helped school nurses keep up to date on pending state legislation that could affect the health of Georgia schoolchildren.

The School Health Hero Awards were started last year to honor outstanding individuals who actively support the role school nurses play to improve health outcomes for students and school staff statewide, said Georgia Association of School Nurses President Carol Darsey.

"These individuals passionately understand that good health is fundamental to increasing the attendance and academic achievement of our school-aged children and supporting teachers and staff," Darsey said.

Darsey added that Teahan "represented school nurses tirelessly and passionately on the issue of state funding, helping educate elected officials about the key role nurses play in their children's health, wellness and academic achievement."

The Georgia Association of School Nurses was organized in 1991 to unite school nurses committed to providing quality health care services to children. For more information, visit www.gasn.org.

SNELLVILLE -- The Georgia Association of School Nurses announced last week two recipients of its annual School Health Hero Awards: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Snellville resident Cathalene Teahan.

A registered nurse and consultant who advocates the Georgia state legislature on public health issues, Teahan has helped school nurses keep up to date on pending state legislation that could affect the health of Georgia schoolchildren.

The School Health Hero Awards were started last year to honor outstanding individuals who actively support the role school nurses play to improve health outcomes for students and school staff statewide, said Georgia Association of School Nurses President Carol Darsey.

"These individuals passionately understand that good health is fundamental to increasing the attendance and academic achievement of our school-aged children and supporting teachers and staff," Darsey said.

Darsey added that Teahan "represented school nurses tirelessly and passionately on the issue of state funding, helping educate elected officials about the key role nurses play in their children's health, wellness and academic achievement."

The Georgia Association of School Nurses was organized in 1991 to unite school nurses committed to providing quality health care services to children. For more information, visit www.gasn.org.