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.
For the 2020-2021 school year, Oak Ridge schools has three main goals:
1. Oak Ridge Schools will reduce its current childhood obesity percentage.
2. Oak Ridge Schools will implement tobacco/vaping prevention and reduction strategies throughout the district.
3. Oak Ridge Schools will provide students and staff with various programs throughout the year to help manage stress, health and emotions.
Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health is committed to reaching these goals through education, advocacy and action.