Coordinated School Health

American Academy of Pediatrics Position Statement
Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services

CDC’s Virtual Healthy School
This interactive learning tool will provide an opportunity to explore the classrooms and other areas to learn how to create a healthier school.

Healthy Youth WSCC Website-CDC
This page outlines the rationale and goals for coordinated school health and provides a model framework for planning.

Health in Mind Report: Improving Education through Wellness Presents recommendations from Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) which focus on supporting schools in addressing health and wellness in order to improve student learning and achievement which were presented to U.S. Secretary of Education and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. May 2012

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors School Health Publications
Includes resources on collaborating with public health agencies, schools, wellness policies and health departments on topics such as attendance, mental health, and chronic health conditions.

NASN Collaboration to Support Students with Chronic Health Conditions Resource Page
This page contains key resources to support the school nurse leadership role in building school communities through collaboration with state and local health and education leaders. Advancing the leadership role of school nurses optimizes the health and learning of students with chronic health conditions.

School Employee Wellness-A Guide For Protecting the Assets of Our Nations SchoolsA comprehensive guide which provides practical tools and resources for school employee wellness programs to help schools, school districts and states develop and support the implementation of school employee wellness programs that promote employee health, improve workforce productivity and reduce the costs of employee absenteeism and healthcare.

School Health Index (SHI) Self-Assessment & Planning Guide (Updated 2012)
Online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It's easy to use and completely confidential.

School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
Comprehensive assessment of school health policies and practices in the US conducted at the state, district, school, and classroom levels nationwide since 1994. SHPPS assesses the characteristics of eight components of school health at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity-Facilitators Guide.
This presentation provides an introduction to the evidence-based School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (CDC presentation).

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC).
This model expands on the eight elements of CDC’s coordinated school health (CSH) approach and is combined with the whole child framework. CDC and ASCD developed this expanded model—in collaboration with key leaders from the fields of health, public health, education, and school health. This page contains resources for planning and implementing a coordinated school health program

School Administrators and School Boards
Schools play a critical role in addressing the physical, emotional, social, and environmental factors related to health and well-being that can affect learning. Schools that adopt a coordinated approach to planning and problem-solving to meet students’ needs are more likely to position them for success in school and throughout their lifetimes. These articles provide concrete actions that district and building administrators, and school boards can take to support this approach to enhance learning and health.

Strategies and Effective Nursing resources to Improve Students with Chronic Health Conditions ( March 2019)
The National Association of School Nurses (NASA) provide education and resources guides for school systems to manage care while at school. Learn and understanding how their impact has effected many chronic health conditions has lead to student success and how to bridge the success at home.

Page updated 9/16/21