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Coordinated School Health

Schools, families, and communities all have resources for reaching  students.  Each can reach students in different ways and influence young people's behaviors differently.  Coordinated school health is an approach that brings together the resources of families, schools, and communities to help students stay healthy and make the most of their educational opportunities.  Reports and studies indicate that various components of coordinated health, individually or in combination, contribute to:

  • improved attendance and fewer dropouts and suspensions
  • decreased tobacco use among students and staff
  • fewer teenage pregnancies
  • increased participation in physical activity
  • greater interest in weight control and cholesterol levels
  • healthier eating habits
  • fewer disciplinary problems
  • delayed onset of risky behaviors, such as sexual intercourse and alcohol and other drug use

PowerPoint Presentation Coordinated School Health

PowerPoint Presentation RESA Coordinated School Health-Public Health

For further information:  CDC Coordinated School Health and American Cancer Society