School Health Services | Practices |Standards


American Academy of Pediatrics - TEAMS 
Enhancing School Health Services through Training, Education, Assistance, Mentorship, and Support (TEAMS) project helps school districts to overcome these barriers by engaging in a systematic, planned process to improve their health services.  

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards
These national standards represent the best evidence, expertise, and experience in the country on quality health and safety practices and policies that should be followed in today’s early care and education settings.

CDC Healthy Schools School Health Services
Resources for school health services staff on preventive care such as screening, as well as acute and emergency care. Includes information on chronic health conditions and care coordination.

Healthy Students, Promising Futures
State and Local Action Steps and Practices to Improve School-Based Health-Provides a toolkit for administrators with resources to implement strategies and programs related to health services to ensure all students are ready and able to learn.

Local Health Department and School Partnerships Working Together to Build Healthier Schools
Partnerships and collaboration with community agencies are essential to helping schools secure the resources and support necessary to address the components of the WSCC model. Local health departments (LHDs) are community agencies that can be key partners in school and district-level efforts to strengthen various aspects of student and staff wellness.  

School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
CDC assessment of school health policies and practices in the US. It assesses the 8 components of school health at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Schools can use SHPPS data to evaluate their own school health policies and practices against state and national averages in developing and implementing programs or strategies which support healthy youth and learning environments. 

State School Health Policy Database
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) overview of state-level school health policies for Health Education, Physical Activity and Physical Education, Nutrition Environment, and Health Services. 

Page Updated 3/30/23