Coordinated School Health is not a program, but is a systematic approach to promoting student health that emphasizes needs assessment; planning based on data, sound science and analysis of gaps and redundancies in school health programming; and evaluation.
The CSH approach consists of eight major components. 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 that allows CSH to have significant impact. The eight components include: health education, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, nutrition, physical education/physical activity, school staff wellness, healthy school environment and student/parent/community involvement.
Coordinated School Health Hosts 3rd Annual STOMP OUT Tobacco 5K
Over 55 runners from Oak Ridge, Morgan, Roane, Anderson and Knox County came out Saturday, May 20 to participate in the 3rd Annual Oak Ridge Schools STOMP OUT Tobacco 5k. The focus of the event was to encourage physical activity throughout our community while raising awareness to the dangers of tobacco use.
Jacob Price of Oak Ridge was the first place male overall winner with a time of 21:24.9. The female overall winner was Amanda Seal of Knoxville with a time of 25:09.9.
The 5k took place on the Grove Center Course that started at Randolph Road. ASAP of Anderson County and Premiere Martial Arts set up at the registration site to provide information regarding their agencies. Breakfast items and water were provided by Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health partnership with Anderson County Health Department. Chick-Fil-A was also on site to provide fruit cups to the first 50 participants to cross the finish line.
We would like to thank all of the participants who came out to support our program. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Anderson County Health Department, Healthier TN Communities #activeandersontn, ASAP of Anderson County, Chick-fil-A, Thredz of Knoxville and Oak Ridge Track Club. The generosity of our sponsors allowed all Oak Ridge School students and employees to participate free of charge.
We would like to thank Tom Sauer, Reagan Beard, Katie Bolling, Michael Laurendine, Adam Guinn, Dorn Kile, Morgan Paul, Joshua Scott, Officer Criswell and the other members of Oak Ridge Police Department for volunteering their time Saturday morning.
Tennessee Coordinated School Health connects physical, emotional and social health with education through eight inter-related components. This coordinated approach improves students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. Coordinated School Health works with many partners to address school health.