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Coordinated School Health Publications & Resources

Basic Information

School Health Programs: Improving the Health of Our Nation’s Youth

Building a Healthier Future Through School Health Programs [pdf 725K]
From CDC’s Promising Practices in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

School Health "101" Packets
National School Boards Association

Guidelines for a Coordinated Approach to School Health: Addressing the Physical, Social, and Emotional Health Needs of the School Community [pdf 6M]
Connecticut State Department of Education

Guidelines for Coordinating School Health Programs
Maine Department of Education and Maine Department of Health & Human Services

Comprehensive Health Education Network (CHEN) listserv
Mailing list for national, state, and local school health professionals

Academic Achievement and School Health

Student Health and Academic Achievement

Making the Connection: Health and Student Achievement

What School Administrators Can Do to Enhance Student Learning by Supporting a Coordinated Approach to Health [pdf 821K]

What School Boards Can Do to Enhance Student Learning by Supporting a Coordinated Approach to Health [pdf 764K]

Assessment & Planning

School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool

Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool

Collaboration & Partnership

How Schools Work and How to Work with Schools: A Primer for Professionals Who Serve Children and Youth [pdf 718K]
National Association of State Boards of Education

Partnering for Success: How Health Departments Work and How to Work with Health Departments
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools, and Communities: A Guide to Community-School Health Councils [pdf 2.5M]
American Cancer Society


Multisite Evaluation of Coordinated School Health

Parent and Family Involvement

Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health [pdf 1.1M]
Describes strategies and actions schools can take to increase parent engagement in promoting positive health behaviors among students


A CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health [pdf 662K]

    Executive Summary [pdf 325K]

State School Health Policy Database
Resource from the National Association of State Boards of Education that compiles laws and policies from 50 states on more than 40 school health topics, including coordination, school health councils, and school health coordinators

Professional Associations

Health Education Teachers
American Association for Health Education
American School Health Association, Health Educator section

General School Health
American School Health Association

Nutrition Services Directors/Managers or Nutritionists
American Dietetic Association
School Nutrition Association

Physical Education Teachers
National Association for Sport and Physical Education

School Heath Coordinators
American School Health Association, School Health Coordinators Section

School Nurses
National Association of School Nurses
American School Health Association, School Nurse Section

School Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers
American School Counselor Association
National Association of School Psychologists
School Social Work Association of America
American School Health Association, Mental Health Professionals Section

Professional Development

National Professional Development
Provides resources, technical assistance, and professional development for CDC funded partners addressing coordinated school health

Promising Practices

Building Healthier Schools
Describes collaborations in county health departments and school districts to promote physical activity and nutrition (National Association of County and City Health Officials)

Program Success Stories
Exemplary work of CDC funded partners to promote health through schools

Making It Happen! School Nutrition Success Stories
Stories of innovative strategies to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages in schools

Promising District Practices
National School Boards Association database of school district successes in implementing policies and practices that address health risk behaviors and promote health


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