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Training Tools for Healthy Schools

The Link Between Health and Academic Success

CDC's Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Promoting Health and Academic Success offers a national cadre of master trainers to provide workshops on using and implementing CDC's school health tools. These tools were previously known as the DASH Training Network, or "D-Train."

Photo: Children eating healthy lunchesSchools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns. CDC offers key resources to help improve school health policies, programs, and curricula.

Workshops are open to anyone working on school health issues, including school administrators, health educators, physical educators, curriculum specialists, government agency staff and community volunteers. The trainings offer a systematic way to assess and improve school health policies and programs and also help you to revise current health or physical education curriculum.

CDC is offering a limited number of workshops on:

Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Promoting Health and Academic Success can help schools in the following ways:

  • Logo: Training Tools for Healthy SchoolsThe SHI help assess the strengths and weaknesses of their health policies and programs and develop an action plan to improve them.
  • The PECAT help schools and districts revise, select, or develop a quality physical education curriculum.
  • The HECAT help schools and districts revise, select, or develop a quality health education curriculum.
  • The School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity help schools develop, implement, and evaluate healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students.

Request a Workshop

  1. Determine if you meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • You are a state or local health and/or education agency that would like to host a workshop for schools or districts in your locality. Note: Individual schools are not eligible to host workshops.
    • You are able to offer a minimum of 4 hours of training time. Note: Workshops can range from a minimum of 4 hours to a maximum of 8 hours.
    • You can offer the workshop between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
  2. Complete the Workshop Request Form [PDF - 371k] for the workshop(s) you would like to offer.
  3. E-mail your completed form(s) to You will receive notification and detailed information if accepted.

For more information about the workshops and to learn more about how CDC promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults, visit Training Tools for Healthy Schools.

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