Coordinated School Health Program
Coordinated School Health Program2909 N. Buckner Blvd.Dallas, TX 75228Phone: (972) 925-6790Fax: (972) 794-3534
Mission Statement:To coordinate, educate and support district and community efforts that will promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of students, staff and families.
The model of Coordinated School Health (CSH) developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes 8 interconnecting components. Dallas ISD has an additional ninth component of Student Involvement, as involving students is critical to the success of changing the climate and environment on a campus
Coordinated School Health is an integrated, systematic set of planned, sequential, school-affiliated strategies, activities and services designed to advance student academic performance and promote their optimal physical, emotional, social and educational development.
It is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team that is accountable to the community for program quality and effectiveness. By addressing health-related issues, schools not only foster student's academic achievements, but also help to establish healthy behaviors that last a lifetime. By definition all Coordinated School Health components work together to improve the lives of students and their families. Although these components are listed separately, it is their composite which allows CSH to have significant impact..To view each component the logo above below to access additional information.
Texas State Statute
All Texas school districts are required by law to implement a coordinated school health program in grades K-8.
Click on the TEXAS FLAG to review this section; in Title 2, Chapter 38, Section 38.013 of the Texas Education Code.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention