Adolescent and School Health Policy
CDC defines “policy” as a law, regulation, procedure, administrative action, incentive, or voluntary practice of governments and other institutions. Policies — including laws, mandates, regulations, standards, resolutions, and guidelines—provide a foundation for school district practices and procedures. Sound school health policies
- Inform, support, and direct individuals throughout the school system
- Reassure families, students, and school staff that safety and health protection measures are in place
- Provide legal protection for schools
- Help contain or prevent controversy
CDC and its funding recipients provide information, tools, and resources to support school health policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation. The efforts of these CDC funded partners illustrate exemplary work pdf icon[PDF – 8 pages] that protects and improves adolescent health.