Claiborne County Coordinated
What is Coordinated School Health?
Coordinated School Health (CSH) is an effective system designed to connect health with education. Students’ health and their capacity to learn are enhanced through the support of families, communities and schools who work together in a coordinated, focused and cost-effective manner. The CSH model focuses on six critical health behaviors identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that contribute to the leading causes of death among youth and young adults. These critical health behaviors are
• Inadequate physical activity
• Unhealthy eating behaviors
• Tobacco use
• Sexual behaviors that may result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies
• Alcohol and other drug use
• Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
Benefits of a Coordinated School Health Initiative
•Improved nurse to student ratio.
•Increased physical education/activity
•Increased access to health care services
•Students are better informed for making healthy decisions for life.
Coordinated School Health Coordinator
Phone: (423) 626-3543
Funding and support provided by the Tennessee Department of Education Coordinated School Health Act TCA 49-1-1002.
Mission: Equal Access To and Promotion of Educational Excellence