Where Does Your School's Local Wellness Policy Stand & is it Updated?
Engage our technical assistance to implement a Coordinated School Health approach utilizing key strategies including but not limited to:
1. Enlist Administrators
Secure and maintain the support of administrators. This is essential for implementing and sustaining a coordinated and systematic approach to school health.
2. Enact a SHAC
Bring school and
community members together to create a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
that guides wellness policy programming.
3. Elect a Coordinator
Identify a full or part-time team member to be a school health coordinator who organizes team efforts.
4. Examine Needs
Identify health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth, as well as adults. Prioritize behaviors that need to be addressed in your school.
5. Establish a Plan
Use a program planning process to achieve health promotion goals. Involve all stakeholders in the school's improvement plan to link health with learning outcomes.
6. Employ Strategies
Use diverse school
health strategies to achieve your goals. Methods include classroom
instruction, policies and procedures, environmental change, health, counseling
and nutrition services, parent and community involvement, and social support.
7. Empower Students
Give students the chance to exercise leadership, build skills and relationships, and contribute to their school and community while meeting the education and health needs of the school.
8. Energize Staff
development opportunities to learn about and use proven practices, solve
problems, develop and practice skills, and reflect on wellness strategies.
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