General School Health Resources

American School Health Association
The American School Health Association (ASHA) unites the many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children. Members include administrators, counselors, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. ASHA publishes the Journal of School Health and a variety of other publications. Importantly to school administrators, ASHA seeks to build capacity for effective coordination and support for school health programs, which is directed at supporting district level leaders.

Back-to-School Wellness
From AASA, this Hot Topic is an overview of back-to-school campaigns from AASA and other strategic partners. Of note is the downloadable Word document, “School Wellness Checklist.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Division of Adolescent and School Health
This government agency focuses solely on student health and learning, and has created, with its many partners, including AASA, useful resources for school leaders and their health staff.

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
At the School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University

FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discounts
95% of all US pharmacies have voluntarily agreed to provide reduced pricing to the people who present the FamilyWize presciption drug discount card. With no entrollment or activiation fees, this program is a great option for families to receive discounted prescription drugs at their local pharmacy.

I Compete Clean Because… (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Campaign)
This public service campaign was developed in collaboration with seven winter Olympic athletes to inspire the American public to compete with integrity and respect.

Making the Connection: Health and Student Achievement
The Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation created this excellent PowerPoint that describes the research linking various aspects of school health programs with measures of academic success.

School Health Education Resources
CDC’s Centers and Divisions have developed a wide variety of science-based and other instructional materials that can help schools enhance existing health education curriculum and instruction. This unique, user-friendly web tool consolidates these resources in one convenient location.

School Employee Wellness: A Guide for Protecting the Assets of Our Nation's Schools
This comprehensive guide, from the Directors for Health Promotion and Education, provides information, practical tools and resources for school employee wellness programs.
School Health Website
From the Society for Public Health Education, this comprehensive School Health Program website is a one-stop resource for health professionals, teachers, school administrators and parents on information about youth and physical activity, nutrition, obesity, and tobacco—some of the most important chronic disease issues among children and adolescents that all parents and educators should consider while preparing for the new school year.