Coordinated School Health Resource Library
Listed below are a variety of resources to help better understand Coordinated School Health and our work regarding this initiative.
- In October 2015, The CDC launched a new Healthy Schools Website which provides information and tools for teachers, parents, and schools on topics including school nutrition, physical activity, obesity prevention, management of chronic diseases.
- Learn about CDC's Division on Adolescent and School Health (DASH), which promotes environments where teens can gain fundamental health knowledge and skills, establish lifetime healthy behaviors, connect to health services and avoid becoming pregnant or infected with HIV or STDs.
- Read about ASCD's The Whole Child Approach which is an effort to change the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long term development and success of children.
- The CDC's Health and Academic Achievement will help you make the case for CSH in your district with key research, messages, action steps, and resources about the link between health and academic achievement (May 2014).
- What School Administrators Can Do to Enhance Student Learning by Supporting a Coordinated Approach to Health from the American School Health Association provides specific strategies for school administrators who have decided they want to support a coordinated approach to school health in their districts (October 2010).
- The 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study* (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels, http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shpps/index.htm.
- The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. For YRBS information/statistics (May 2015).
- The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. Profiles surveys are conducted every 2 years by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.
- GENYOUth InBrief Volume 2, March 2017 - FUELING GREATNESS AMONG HISPANIC YOUTH: Celebrating differences, addressing needs to help American students be as healthy and successful as possible. Latino youth represent the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the nation -- a key population that Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español was created to serve. This Brief emerges from GENYOUth’s conviction that, in our diverse society, the benefits that come with improved nutrition and more opportunity for physical activity in the school environment must be available to all youth – regardless of language or cultural differences.
- GENYOUth InBrief Volume 3, April 2017 - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Working Together for Change. For those who work in the area of school wellness, public health, nutrition, physical activity, on an allied field, this Brief’s insights make clear how real community engagement – of which GENYOUth’s Town Halls, produced with Dairy and NFL partners over the last several years, are an example -- can aid everything from uncovering collaboration opportunities and strengthening relationships to garnering commitments of support and underwriting for vital initiatives.
Kayla Jackson, Project Director,Coordinated School Health