Coordinated School Health (CSH), funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC/DASH), is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The vision of CSH is that all Massachusetts children and adolescents will develop into physically, socially, and emotionally healthy adults, educationally prepared to become contributing members of society. The overall goal of CSH is to help schools deliver evidence-based comprehensive health education, develop and implement health-related policies, and provide health-promoting school environments. CSH staff provide training, technical assistance and resources to schools to promote the healthy development of Massachusetts youth, especially as related to increasing Physical Activity, improving Nutrition, and eliminating Tobacco use (PANT).

CSH also collects the biannual School Health Profiles surveys on health-related programs in Massachusetts middle and high schools, and works to increase coordination between schools and communities and among state-level agencies and organizations. We work in close collaboration with other CDC/DASH-funded staff in the HIV/AIDS Program and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Listserv: CSH maintains a moderated listserv for distributing information on up-coming trainings and news related to school health. To subscribe to the listserv, please contact Chiniqua Milligan, listserv manager ( cmilligan@doe.mass.edu).

 


This information is provided by the Coordinated School Health Program within the Department of Public Health.