SHI Resources

Resources by Module

Module 1: School Health and Environment

School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among YouthCdc-pdf [PDF – 1 MB]
CDC

Improving School Health: A Guide for School Health Councils Cdc-pdf[PDF – 590 KB]External
American Cancer Society

Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools, and Communities: A Guide to Community-School Health Advisory Councils Cdc-pdfExternal [PDF – 2.4 MB]
Iowa Department of Public Health

Local School Wellness PoliciesExternal
US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Wellness Policy ToolExternal
Action for Healthy Kids

Wellness PoliciesExternal
Action for Healthy Kids

School Meals
CDC

Smart Snacks
CDC

Celebrations and Rewards
CDC

Food and Beverage Marketing
CDC

Water Access
CDC

National Clearinghouse for Educational FacilitiesExternal
National Institute of Building Sciences

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance CenterExternal
U.S. Department of Education

Module 2: Health Education

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
CDC

Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum
CDC

Health, Mental Health, and Safety Guidelines for Schools: Health and Safety Education External
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Association of School Nurses, American School Health Association, and CDC

National Health Education Standards
Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards

A Competency-based Framework for Health EducatorsExternal
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Module 3: Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs

See Physical Education and Physical Activity resources.

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Guide for Schools (2013)Cdc-pdf [PDF – 6 MB]
CDC

Tips for Teachers (2014) Cdc-pdf [PDF – 3.57 MB]
CDC

E-learning course on Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Guide for Schools
CDC

Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) (2006)
CDC

National Standards for K–12 Physical Education (2013)External
SHAPE America

The Essential Components of Physical Education (2015) External
SHAPE America

Recess Planning in Schools: A Guide to Putting Strategies for Recess into Practice (2017)Cdc-pdf [PDF – 2.13 MB]
CDC and SHAPE America

Recess Planning Template (2017)Cdc-word [DOCX – 97 KB]
CDC and SHAPE America

Strategies for Recess in Schools (2017) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2.69 MB]
CDC and SHAPE America

Guide for Recess Policy (2016)Cdc-pdfExternal[PDF – 2.19 MB]
SHAPE America

National After School Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (2011)Cdc-pdfExternal [PDF – 2.65 MB]
Healthy Out of School Time Coalition

Physical ActivityExternal
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Module 4: Nutrition Services

School Nutrition Overview
CDC

School Meals
CDC

Smart Snacks
CDC

Celebrations and Rewards
CDC

Food and Beverage Marketing
CDC

Water Access
CDC

Healthy Eating in Out of School TimeExternal
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Module 5: Health Services

See School Health Services and Chronic Conditions

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)External
US Department of Education

Health Services for Teens
CDC

Module 6: Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)External
U.S. Department of Education

Mental Health in Schools: An OverviewExternal
Center for Mental Health in Schools

Safe Schools and Healthy StudentsExternal
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Student Mental HealthCdc-pdfExternal [PDF – 97.8 KB]
American School Counselor Association

Children’s Mental Health External
Mental Health America

School Mental HealthExternal
American Association of School Administrators

Module 7: Social and Emotional Climate

Social and Emotional LearningExternal
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning environments

Effective Social and Emotional Learning ProgramsExternal
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning

The SEL School: Connecting Social and Emotional Learning to Effective TeachingExternal
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

ED School Climate SurveyExternal
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation’s ClassroomsExternal
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

Module 8: Physical Environment

Healthy Schools, Healthy KidsExternal
US Environmental Protection Agency

State School Environmental Health GuidelinesExternal
US Environmental Protection Agency

Schools: Indoor Air QualityExternal
US Environmental Protection Agency

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance CenterExternal
US Department of Education

Preventing Pests for Healthier Schools: The Health Case for Integrated Pest ManagementCdc-pdfExternal [PDF – 2.21 MB]
US Environmental Protection Agency

Module 9: Employee Wellness and Health Promotion

Worksite Health Scorecard
CDC

Workplace Health Model
CDC

Work@Health® Program
CDC

School Employee Wellness: A Guide for Protecting the Assets of Our Nation’s SchoolsExternal
Directors of Health Promotion and Education

Health Promotion for StaffExternal
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Module 10: Family Engagement and Module 11: Community Involvement

Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School HealthCdc-pdf [PDF – 1.74 MB]
CDC

Positive Parenting Tips
CDC

Parents for Healthy Schools
CDC

Parent Involvement: Getting InvolvedExternal
National Parent Teacher Association

Helping Your Child SeriesExternal
US Department of Education

Parent, Family, Community Involvement in EducationCdc-pdfExternal [PDF – 209 KB]
National Education Association

Family and Community EngagementExternal
US Department of Education

Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School PartnershipsCdc-pdfExternal [PDF – 134 KB]
US Department of Education