New program collaborates with educators and school nurses nationwide to eradicate lice in schools
Salt Lake City, UT – July 30, 2019 – Lice Clinics of America, the world’s largest network of professional urgent care head lice treatment centers, announced that the company is launching a nationwide program titled ‘Schools Without Lice – National Educator Partnership.’ The program’s mission is to assist teachers and school nurses in being better prepared to help students in schools across America stay lice free.
Supplying the most up-to-date information and resources to nurses and educators about prevention and treatment options is key to helping them provide students with quick relief from the stress, fear, embarrassment, and discomfort of a head lice infestation. In addition to offering free access to educational materials, the program includes free lice screenings and treatments for school nurses and teachers.
“We’re very excited to launch this new program to help schools and educators across the country better address the problem of lice,” said Claire Roberts, CEO of Lice Clinics of America. “Lice are a real factor in the day-to-day life of schools and students, with kids missing 24 million school days each year due to lice. That’s tragic and needs to end. By providing free educational resources to schools and free lice care for teachers and school nurses, we hope they’re better able to help students and their families.”
Since launching Lice Clinics of America (LCA) in 2014, the company has seen explosive growth and now has 330 clinics in 36 countries, with new clinics opening every month. The secret to LCA’s success is its revolutionary technology, the AirAllé, an FDA-cleared medical device. The AirAllé uses heated air to dehydrate lice and nits, and is proven to kill hatched lice and more than 99 percent of eggs in a single hour-long treatment.
One in four children under 13 years of age get head lice, and that number is growing as traditional over-the-counter lice treatments are increasingly ineffective. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of lice in the United States are now resistant to the pesticides these products use. The immune lice are often referred to as “super lice.” Families often battle lice for weeks, failing multiple times as they try to eliminate head lice on their own.
For more information on the Schools Without Lice program, please visit https://www.liceclinicsofamerica.com/schools.