Funded School Health Partners

Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement Through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools (DP18-1801)

CDC Healthy Schools funds 17 state education agencies, providing them with technical assistance and developing specialized tools, recommendations, and resources to help in the work they do for school health. State grantees support the implementation and evaluation of evidenced-based strategies and activities to:

  • Prevent obesity and reduce the risk of children and adolescents developing chronic disease in adulthood.
  • Manage chronic health conditions prevalent in student populations including poor health, asthma, food allergies, seizure disorders, diabetes, other diseases, and disabilities or conditions.

This work is funded by the CDC cooperative agreement, Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement Through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools (DP18-1801 Healthy Schools).

The state grantees are:

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Kentucky

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Carolina

Oklahoma

Oregon

Tennessee

Washington

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) complement and strengthen the work of the state grantees by emphasizing:

State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (DP13-1305)

CDC Healthy Schools funded all 50 state health departments (and the District of Columbia Health Department) to reduce the risk factors associated with childhood obesity, manage chronic conditions in schools, and promote the well-being and healthy development of all children and youth. This work was done through the cooperative agreement, State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (cooperative agreement #1305).

Learn more about the success stories on impact and reach of CDC-funded school health projects.