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General School Health Policy Resources

State-Level School Health Policies Database
Searchable database from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) allows users to search state education laws and practices on issues such as school health curriculum and instruction, staff education requirements, and crisis management and emergency response. The database also provides access to federal laws.

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HIV, STDs, & Teen Pregnancy

State Policies for HIV, STD, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education
NASBE School Health Policy Database

State Policies for Staff with HIV
NASBE School Health Policy Database

State Policies for Students with HIV
NASBE School Health Policy Database

HIV, Other STD, and Pregnancy Prevention Education in Public Secondary Schools — 45 States, 2008-2010. MMWR 2012;61(13);222-228.

White House Office of National AIDS Policy

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Asthma

Asthma Policy Page
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide. Part III: Policies Related to Asthma, School Health Services, and Healthy Environment
National Association of State Boards of Education

National Conference of State Legislatures’ Asthma Web Resources
Policy and state-related resources, including state policies regarding student rights to possess and self-administer prescribed medications for asthma and anaphylaxis

Resolution on Asthma Management at School
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, National Institutes of Health

Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes in the United States: A Blueprint for Policy Action
RAND Corporation

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Food Allergy

Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs [PDF 10M]
Provide practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and ECE program administrators and staff; developed by CDC in consultation with the U.S. Department of Education and a number of other federal agencies.

Frequently Asked Questions: Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs [PDF 163K]
Answer frequently asked questions for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and ECE program administrators and staff; developed by CDC in consultation with the U.S. Department of Education and a number of other federal agencies.

School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity

Competitive Foods and Beverages in U.S. Schools: A State Policy Analysis [pdf 14M]
CDC analysis of state competitive food policy alignment with the IOM’s Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools

School-Based Obesity Prevention Strategies for State Policymakers [pdf 149K]
Describes physical activity and healthy eating strategies undertaken by states that have shown promise in helping schools address and prevent childhood obesity

Local Wellness School Policy
Provides links to tools and resources for schools to assist with the development of local wellness policies in accordance with federal law

Team Nutrition: Local Wellness Policy
USDA clearinghouse to help school districts develop and implement local wellness policies

Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (C.L.A.S.S.)
A scoring system for state-level codified laws for physical education and nutrition in schools

Water Access in Schools Model Wellness Policy Language
Guidance for developing policies and best practices to increase access to free drinking water in schools

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Tobacco

Synar Amendment
Discusses implementation of the Synar Amendment, which requires states to have laws in place prohibiting the sale and distribution of tobacco products to persons under 18 and to enforce those laws effectively

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