Coordinated School Health

James Gibson, Program Coordinator

James Gibson, Program Coordinator

Coordinated School Health

Smith County Board of Education

207B North Main St.

Carthage, TN. 37030

(615) 735-2083

Beau Carr, Administrative Assistant

Coordinated School Health

What is Coordinated School Health?

Coordinated School Health is a system designed to connect health and wellness services with education.

Through collaboration and coordination within schools, with families and with community organizations,

both students’ health and their capacity to learn to improve. The CSH model is from the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention( CDC).

The 8 Components of a Coordinated School Health Partnership

Family and Community Involvement in Schools

This component involves partnerships among schools, families, community groups and individuals.

It is designed to share and maximize resource in addressing the healthy development of students and their families

Comprehensive School Health Education

Healthy principles are incorporated into each subject taught. Health education is a planned, sequential,

PreK-12 curriculum and program that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health.

Physical Education

Physical education is planned, sequential instruction that promotes lifelong physical activity

School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

Activities that focus on cognitive, emotional, behavioral and social needs of children and families.

School Health Services

School health services promote the health of students. School nurses are often the child’s point of entry into the

health care system.

School Nutrition Services

School nutrition services integrate nutritious meals with nutrition education promoting healthy dietary behaviors.

School Site Health Promotion for Staff

School site health promotion for staff is designed to maintain and improve the health and well being of school staff who serve as role models for students.

Healthy School Environment

A healthy school environment includes assurance of a safe place to learn, as well as a healthy and supportive environment that fosters learning.