Alamo's Coordinated School Health
The Mission of Alamo's Coordinated School Health
To provide a coordinated approach to school health that strives to improve student's knowledge and attitude about health, as well as empower them to achieve academic success and life-long health.
What is Coordinated School Health (CSH)?
CSH is an effective system designed to connect children's physical, mental, and social health with education in order to improve their capacity to learn. This comprehensive system focuses not just on healthy food and regular physical education, but also encompasses how health interplays with the environment, community, family, teachers, and social services.
Statewide Goals of CSH:
Establish state and local partnerships that are neccessary to implement the CSH model on a statewide basis.
Maximize the extent to which state agencies, local agencies, and the general public understand the crucial importance of student health and wellness to lifelong learning.
Maximize the ability of school communities to adopt and implement the CSH model by providing appropriate and necessary resources tailored to the needs of each school community.
Promote a healthy school environment in Tennessee school communitites.
Foster accountability for CSH implementation in school communitites.
Eight Component CSH Model:
Health Education: a k-12 curriculem that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions.
Physical Education: a k-12 curriculum that provides cognitive content and learning expereinces in a variety of acitivty areas.
Health Services: are provided to students to appriase, protect, and promote health.
Nutrition Services: provide access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accomodate the health and nutrition needs of all students.
Counseling and Psychological Services: provided to improve students' mental, emotional, and social health.
Healthy School Environment: involves the physical and aesthetic surroundings and psychosocial climate and culture of the school.
Health Promotion for Staff: provide opportunities for school staff to improve their health status through activities such as health assesments, health education and health-related fitness activities.
Family/Community Involvement: an integrated school, parent, and community approach for enhancing the health and well-being of students.
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~For questions or additional information contact Ashley Haworth, B.S.W. Phone: (731) 696- 2790 Fax: (731) 696-2541 e-mail: Ashley Haworth~