About International Association for Adolescent Health

The IAAH is a multidisciplinary, non-government organization with a broad focus on youth health (10-24 years). IAAH was established in 1987 and is committed to the principles of youth empowerment in all aspects of its affairs and supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). Our goal at present is to become an organization which encourages and fosters National Youth Health organizations.

IAAH offers a range of services and activities to its members and to youth-serving organisations:

  • A quadrennial international scientific congress
  • Co-sponsorship of meetings and projects
  • A registry of member interests and expertise
  • An international mailing list
  • Regional professional education events
  • Guidance and support for the development of national associations for adolescent/youth health

Our mission is to:

  • Foster deeper understanding of the importance of youth health across sectors and within every region of the world
  • Encourage cooperation and collaboration between youth and adults and between professionals and organisations focused on youth health issues
  • Promote and support the development of national associations dedicated to youth health
  • Advocate for improved youth health services, training, research, and policy development worldwide and within communities, countries, and regions

SYHPANZ has registered membership for our members – Click here to access.

Guide to Employing a RN within a Secondary School Setting

Aug 2016 New Resource from CMDHB

The Counties Manukau District Health Board School Health Awareness Raising Project (SHARP) team are pleased to release the completed ‘Guide to Employing a Registered Nurse within a Secondary School Setting’. The intent of the document is to present a guide for principals and Boards of Trustees, as well as for nurses, on the professional and legislative requirements for employing a registered nurse to provide safe youth appropriate care within a secondary school setting. To promote best practice, the guide is linked to national guidelines, standards of practice and the Nursing Council New Zealand’s competencies for registration.

The group acknowledges that there are a variety of different models of registered nurses working within schools and have appreciated the input of many different sectors and organisations in the development of this document.

An electronic version will be available on the Auckland School Nurses Group website www.schoolnurse.org.nz

Kind regards
Dianne Dawson
School Health Youth Nurse Specialist I Primary Care

T: + 64 9 263 1345, Ext: 5845 | M: + 64 21 225 4635


CM Health Board Office I 19 Lambie Drive, Building 3, Manukau City I Private Bag 94052, Auckland 2241