Virtual Healthy Schools Resource | Healthy Schools | CDC
Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Virtual Healthy School Resource List By WSCC Components

Virtual Healthy Schools (VHS) banner

Whole School Whole Community Whole Child (WSCC)

Health and Academics

School Health Index

School Health Index, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Health Index Frequently Asked Questions, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series: School Health Index Course, e-Learning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using the School Health Index, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Local Wellness Policy

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Wellness Policy Resources, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Bridging the Gap Research on District Wellness Policies, Bridging the Gap

Local School Wellness Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Local School Wellness Policy Overview, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Local Wellness Policy Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Wellness Policy Study, Institute for Health Research and Policy

School Wellness Working Group, Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN)

Team Nutrition Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Wellness Policy Tool: Seven Steps to Success, Action for Healthy Kids

WellSAT: Wellness School Assessment Tool, WellSAT

Nutrition Environment and Services

Afterschool Snack Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Choose My Plate, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Competitive Foods and Beverages in U.S. Schools: A State Policy Analysis, [PDF - 13.5MB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Comprehensive Framework for Addressing the School Nutrition Environment and Services, [PDF - 3MB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dietary Guidelines, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Farm to School, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Non-Food Rewards, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Nutrition and the Health of Young People, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nutrition Standards for School Meals, U.S. Department of Agriculture

School Breakfast Program Toolkit, U.S. Department of Agriculture

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, [PDF - 973KB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Nutrition Environment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Nutrition Environment and Wellness Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture

School Nutrition Success Stories, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smart Snacks in Schools, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Take Action: Schools, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Team Nutrition, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Tools for Schools, Action for Healthy Kids

Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series: School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, e-Learning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Water and Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physical Education and Physical Activity

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fuel Up to Play 60: Funding General Information, Fuel Up to Play 60

Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education, [PDF - 1MB], SHAPE America

Guide for Recess Policy, [PDF - 2.2MB], SHAPE America

Increasing Physical Activity Through Recess, [PDF - 218KB], Active Living Research

Let's Move! Active Schools Homepage, Let's Move! Active Schools

Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Play to Learn: Active Recess Through Systematic Supervision, [PDF - 3.4MB], Minneapolis Public Schools

Presidential Youth Fitness Program Homepage, Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Recess in Schools, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recess Planning in Schools, [PDF - 2.1MB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recess Planning Template, [DOCX - 97KB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SHAPE America Homepage, SHAPE America

Strategies for Recess in Schools, [PDF - 2.7MB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Essential Components of Physical Education, [PDF - 392KB] SHAPE America

The Crucial Role of Recess in School, American Academy of Pediatrics

Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series: Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program, e-Learning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series: School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, e-Learning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Services

Aligning Health & Education in Today’s Economic Context, Education Update, ASCD

CDC Food Allergies in Schools Toolkit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Childhood Obesity Facts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Children's Oral Health, American Academy of Pediatrics

HIPAA Privacy Rule: Its application to an elementary or secondary school, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Insure all Children Toolkit, Children’s Defense Fund

Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools, [PDF- 5.8MB], National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Medicaid Free Care Rule, [PDF - 107KB], Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

National Association of School Nurses Homepage, National Association of School Nurses

Safe at School Training Resources for School Staff, American Diabetes Association

School –Based Health Centers, School –Based Health Alliance

Seizures Training for School Personnel, Epilepsy Foundation

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child: Integrating Oral Health with a Best Practice Approach, [PDF - 1.7MB], Association‌ of‌ State‌ &‌ Territorial‌ Dental‌ Directors

Community Involvement

Family Engagement

Family and Community Engagement, U.S. Department of Education

Family Engagement, Coalition for Community Schools

Family-School Relationships, ASCD Express, ASCD

In Sync With Families, ASCD Express, ASCD

National Parent Teacher Association Homepage, National Parent Teacher Association

Parent Camp USA, U.S Department of Education

Parent Engagement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parent Engagement: Overview Brochure, [PDF - 4MB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parent Engagement: For School Districts and School Administrators, [PDF - 872KB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parent Engagement: For Teachers and Other School Staff, [PDF - 765KB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parent Engagement: For Parents and Families, [PDF - 741KB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parents for Healthy Schools, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series: Parents for Healthy Schools, e-Learning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social and Emotional Climate

American School Counselors Association Homepage,  American School Counselors Association

American School Counselors Association National Model,  American School Counselors Association

Anti-Bullying Policies and Enumeration: An Infobrief for Local Education Agencies,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bullying and Absenteeism: Information for State and Local Education Agencies, [PDF - 624KB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Conflict Resolution at School and on the Playground,  Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Emotionally Healthy Kids, ASCD Express, ASCD

School Climate Surveys Platform and Resources (EDSCLS),  U.S. Department of Education

Social and Emotional Learning: Opportunities For Massachusetts, Lessons For The Nation, [PDF - 8MB], ASCD-Rennie Center

Social and Emotional Learning: Policy and Practice, Webinar, ASCD

Stop Bullying Homepage,  U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports,  Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments,  U.S. Department of Education

Understanding Bullying Fact Sheet, [PDF - 185KB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Department of Education Policy, Guidance, and Resources for School Climate and Discipline,  US Department of Education

What Educators Need to Know About Cyberbullying, Policy priorities, ASCD

Employee Wellness

Employee Wellness, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Facts on Health Promotion for Staff, [PDF- 225KB], Alliance for a Healthier Generation

School Employee Wellness, Directors of Health Promotion and Education

Workplace Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Homepage,  American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American School Counselor Association Homepage,  American School Counselor Association

Center for School Mental Health Homepage,  Center for School Mental Health

Mental Health in Schools: An Overview,  Center for Mental Health in Schools

National Association of School Psychologists Homepage,  National Association of School Psychologists

National Association of Social Workers Homepage,  National Association of Social Workers

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP),  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Health Education

Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education, SHAPE America

Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Education in Schools: The Importance of Establishing Healthy Behaviors in our Nation's Youth, [PDF - 132KB], the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association

National Health Education Standards, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physical Environment

Back to School Toolkit to Reduce Risks, Coalition for Healthier Schools

Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools, [PDF - 1.5MB], Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Keep it Flowing: A Practical Guide to School Drinking Water Planning, Maintenance & Repair, [PDF - 1MB], Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center

National Program for Playground Safety: Online Training, website/e-Learning, National Program for Playground Safety

Playground Safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission

Safer Playgrounds: Assessing Layout, supervision, and Staff Training, Committee for Children

Towards Healthy Schools: Reducing Risks to Children, [PDF - 6.2MB], Coalition for Healthy Schools

Water Access in Schools, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Your Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Professional Development E-Learning Series

Professional Development 101: Part 1 – The Basics, e-Learning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Professional Development 101: Part 2 – The Basics, e-Learning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Training Tools for Healthy Schools, e-Learning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For Students: CDC BAM! Body and Mind

BAM! Body and Mind, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Health Data

School Health Policies and Practices Study, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Health Profiles, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

Top