Coordinated School Health

Coordinated School Health Model: Health Education; Physical Education; Health Services; Nutrition Services; Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services; Healthy School Environment; Health Promotion for Staff; Family and Community Involvement.

The Vermont Department of Health is pleased to present these comprehensive Coordinated School Health resources.

Please explore these pages, where you will find an introduction to the Eight Components of Coordinated School Health and a large variety of other tools, materials and information, including our Standards of Practice:
School Health Services Manual
, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's School Health Index.

What is a Coordinated School Health Program?

A Coordinated School Health Program (CSH) is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention model designed to coordinate health and education. This comprehensive approach to school health improves students' health and capacity to learn through support of families, communities, and schools working together through prevention and intervention.

The CSH model is based on the generally agreed upon concept that healthy children are better learners, and experience school success more readily, when their health needs are addressed.

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