Current Environment:

Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Medicine Patient Services is committed to increasing education in pediatric issues to community providers who care for them.

The following programs provide a comprehensive update of current trends and nursing/medical management of the pediatric population by Boston Children's Hospital specialists.

These programs are intended for:

  • school nurses
  • educators
  • community healthcare providers
  • families
  • students

Free Zoom seminar: Celiac Disease and Updates on the Management of Students with Celiac Disease and Co-existing Type 1 Diabetes

  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, March 8
  • presented by Community Education Initiative in collaboration with the Boston Children’s Hospital Celiac Disease Program
  • 2.0 nursing contact hours/PDPs offered
  • latest guidance on the management of celiac disease in schools
  • nurse partnerships with food service providers to ensure access to healthy, safe food
  • medical and nutrition concerns for patients with a dual diagnoses of celiac disease and type 1 diabetes
  • cafeteria management and school administrators may find this session helpful

To register for the seminar, visit

Celiac Disease Foundation logo
Osterman Family Foundation logo

This training is being offered free of charge through generous donations from the Celiac Disease Foundation and the Osterman Family Foundation.

Professional Development Training Days

Please take a moment to look over our Professional Development Program information. If you are looking to hold a program with us we would love to start the planning process. Program Information can be found here.

Please note: If you want the months of September/October, ideally requests need to be into us by mid June.

CEI Lecture Series 2022-2023

  • Each session held LIVE via Zoom, $40 per session, 2.0 nursing contact hours/2.0 PDPs each session awarded upon completion of evaluation
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Purchase orders are accepted and must be emailed to along with nurse’s name and email address
  • All Zoom access and handouts will be emailed out to all registered attendees the day before each program.

Jan. 10, 2023: Substance Abuse

Feb. 14, 2023: Caring for Children with Cancer in School

March 2023 (date TBA): Palliative Care

April 2023 (date TBA): Health Literacy

May 11, 2023: Techno bullying and Sexting in Children and Adolescents


AVAILABLE NOW! Please click HERE to go to website.






All of the health assessments listed below were recorded and are available online.  

Please visit us HERE to register.

Bundle pricing is still available (10 for $200) please reach out to 

Judi Naar for information on how to enroll with the special pricing.

RETELL FOR SCHOOL NURSES – 2 courses available!

  • Helping Families at the Crossroads of Limited English Proficiency and Low Health Literacy
  • Refugee Trauma & Resilience
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    The Community Education Initiative is always looking to offer wellness programming for school nurses and community healthcare providers. This is an opportunity for renewal and to refresh your energies as a school nurse-for yourself and your students, colleagues and family!

    We will provide an opportunity for you to learn new ways of incorporating balance in your life and the lives of others. Refresh your energy, renew your spirit, gain a new awareness and leave with a sense of relaxation. Come with an open heart and the intention to learn something new!

    Stay tuned for more wellness opportunities during the 2021-2022 school year!



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    Boston Children's Hospital "Think First Boston" National Injury prevention program info HERE and teen info HERE

    Click HERE for more info!


    For questions about programs, contact:

    Stephanie Porter, MSN, RN
    Phone: 857-218-4333

    Heather Engholm, RN, BSN, MPH
    Phone: 857-218-4331

    For questions about payment and registration, contact:

    Judi Naar
    Phone: 617-355-8431
    Fax: 617-730-0591