“Tennessee Coordinated School Health encourages healthy lifestyles, provides
needed support to at-risk students, and helps to reduce the prevalence of
health problems that impair academic success,” (Tennessee Department of
Check out our state website: http://tennessee.gov/education/schoolhealth/
Tennessee Coordinated School Health is a statewide initiative. In the 2007-
2008 school year Tennessee Coordinated School Health was implemented into
most every school system within the state.
The purpose of the Coordinator is to connect health with education. The
community, families, and schools need to work together to be supportive of
our student’s health. This can greatly affect a child’s capacity to learn.
Healthy children learn better.
Coordinated School Health is composed of eight different components:
1. Comprehensive School Health Education (grades k-12)
2. Physical Education and Activity
3. Nutrition Services
4. School Health Services
5. School Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
6. Healthy and Safe School Environment
7. Student, Family, and Community Involvement in Schools
8. Health Promotion for School Staff
Each component is very detailed and has individual goals. It will take time
to accomplish each one of our goals. CSH will be working side by side with
the school nurses, physical education teachers, school counselors, school
staff, principals, students, and the community.
After several successful years of CSH we hope to see our students making
wiser, smarter decisions, a decrease in absenteeism, and an increase of
overall knowledge about their health.