Coordinated School Health

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Welcome to Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health!

Coordinated School Health is an effective approach designed to connect health (physical, emotional and social) with learning. CSH improves children’s health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and the schools working together. Oak Ridge School CSH encourages healthy lifestyles, provides needed supports to at-risk students and helps to reduce the prevalence of health problems that impair academic success.

The involvement of parents, families and community is the glue that binds the CSH. Full involvement of these entities as partners in the educational process provides valuable input, increases the commitment of all partners and ensures positive educational and health outcomes.

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.

  • ASAP of Anderson County.
  • Active Academics – Physical Activity Toolkit
  • Wednesday, May 16: Oak Ridge Schools – City of Oak Ridge Wellness Fair
  • Friday, May 25 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Parents & Community Members. This is a free training and lunch is provided. Please email Jen Laurendine at jllaurendine@ortn.edu to register.
  • Tuesday, June 5: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Teachers and Staff. Please email Jen Laurendine at jllaurendine@ortn.edu to register.

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.

As a part of the Healthier Tennessee initiative, Anderson County is devoted to helping its community move more, eat healthier and cut out tobacco! We want you to help us spread the word by getting out and being active and tagging your photos with #activeandersontn on any social media sites!