Kinsa’s FLUency program helps stop the spread of illness in schools. For six years, FLUency has been helping entire school communities understand and respond to spreading illness so we can all stay healthier.
With FLUency, every staff and student household who wants one will get Kinsa’s award-winning smart thermometer and medical triage app for free. Families can effectively monitor fever and symptoms at home and get immediate care recommendations right when a loved one falls ill, helping them get better faster.
School leaders can see aggregated, anonymous illness trends by grade (no private information is shared), empowering them to encourage safe and healthy behaviors to school families and staff when they are most needed (like asking them to look out for symptoms of spreading illness, or to practice good hand washing). With more information, participants have more power to keep the community safe from not only COVID-19, but also annual and common illnesses like the flu or strep.
We would be thrilled to support your school! The power of the Kinsa program gets exponentially greater the more families that use it. That’s why we strongly encourage entire districts to participate. Here are the ways to get the program:
As a health company, privacy is paramount at Kinsa. Kinsa thermometers do not collect personally-identifiable information. All communication through the Kinsa app can be anonymous, and all health trends are aggregated. Kinsa does not, and will not ever, share individual details or data.. Our mission is to help stop the spread of illness by understanding trends. All the information we share is aggregated, anonymous, and fully privacy-protected.
Yes! Additionally, for schools, as we do not have visibility into a student’s education records, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) does not apply to Kinsa products.
No! For six years, we’ve seen that FLUency actually reduces burden on school administrators by 1) arming families with thermometers so sick children are not sent in to school, 2) reducing unnecessary clinic visits as fewer parents send sick children to school, 3) giving school leaders the early knowledge they need on what’s going around, so they can take action to keep the school healthy and safe.
The Kinsa app and supporting materials are currently available in English and Spanish. The app is intentionally designed with an emphasis on intuitive visuals, making it easy to use across languages.
The purpose of the FLUency program is to stop the spread of illness in schools. The app is crucial to the program for several reasons:
All FLUency schools are expected to use both the Kinsa smart thermometers and app - that’s how the program works best! Rest assured, the app is very easy-to-use - parents, kids, teachers, nurses, principals - everyone loves it!
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