To improve students' health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities, and schools.
Have you heard about the Coordinated School Health Program in Marion County?
Coordinated School Health (CSH) is a program voted into law in Tennessee in 2006. The purpose of CSH is to improve students' health so they will be better able to learn. Research continues to show that the health of young people is strongly linked to their academic success. Thus, helping students stay healthy is a fundamental part of the mission of schools.
The framework for coordinating school health activities has 8 critical interrelated parts:
When all of these components work together to increase healthy behaviors, and minimize risky behaviors, students' health and learning are improved .
CSH in Marion County has been working with PE teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, principals, family partner specialists, psychologists, etc. to support and help coordinate their efforts to improve student health.
Higher levels of fitness are associated with better attendance, better academic performance, and reduced disciplinary referrals. (Texas Youth Fitness study, 2008)
Contact the CSH office at (423)-942-0945 ext. 106 if you have any questions.
A child's health is key to their success now and in the future!