Coordinated School Health & School Nurses
CSH is a national model, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1988, consisting of eight major components. The Coordinated School Health model is a method of connecting health and learning that consists of eight inter-related components, which are: health education, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, nutrition, physical education/physical activity, school staff wellness, healthy school environment and student/parent/community involvement. This approach constitutes a systems change by improving students' health and their capacity to learn through personal responsibility, and the support of families, communities and school.
The Coordinated School Health Improvement Act of 2000, TCA 49-1-1002, authorized funding for CSH in 10 pilot sites in Tennessee. In 2006, authority and funding to expand CSH statewide was established based on results from the 10 pilot sites.
For additional information regarding Coordinated School Health, contact Julie Lofland, Director, at 423-745-2863 or [email protected].
- USDA Food and Nutrition Classroom Materials
- Learn to be Healthy - Health Science Educational Activities
- Teacher Vision
- Nutrition Exploration
- The Teachers Guide - Classroom Management
- Stress Management for Educators
- NDEP Diabetes HealthSense
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Education
- MRSA Prevention in Schools
- Nutrition for Parents