Coordinated School Health

Since 1987, the Coordinated School Health approach has been the blueprint for promoting healthy practices in a school setting. CSH programs have helped to establish policies and practices in states, districts and schools throughout the nation.

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model expands on CSH. This evolution meets the need for greater emphasis on both the psychosocial and physical environment as well as the ever-increasing and growing roles that community agencies and families must play. This new model also addresses the need to engage students as active participants in their learning and health.

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Components:

  • Health Education
  • Nutrition Environment and Services
  • Employee Wellness
  • Social and Emotional School Climate
  • Physical Environment
  • Health Services
  • Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
  • Community Involvement
  • Family Engagement
  • Physical Education and Physical Activity

Each year, principals complete a Coordinated School Health information report. Reports are searchable by campus through the Department of Research and Evaluation and include annual Fitnessgram results for the campus. Contact your campus CSH team for additional information about your school's program.