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Coordinated School Health

Arkansas Coordinated School Health 
 
The Arkansas Coordinated School Health Program is founded on the ten components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (also referred to as just the Whole Child Model) which is a nationally recognized model recommended by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Directors (ASCD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
 
Background & Purpose
 
The State’s Coordinated School Health (CSH) Program is a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Health. The State receives funding for the CSH Program from CDC’s Division of Population Health’s CDC RFA DP13-1305 Grant to promote school health initiatives in Arkansas schools. The intent of this program is to provide a state structure that supports school districts in meeting the national recommendations for physical education, physical activity, and school nutrition standards with resources to provide a whole child approach to learning.
 
Ten components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model:
 
  • Health Education
  • Health Services
  • Nutrition Environment & Services
  • Physical Education & Physical Activity
  • Social & Emotional Environment
  • Physical Environment
  • Employee Wellness
  • Family Engagement
  • Community Involvement
  • Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
 
The CSH program offers professional development opportunities to school staff; links schools with evidenced-based physical education and health education curricula and programming; offers technical assistance in the development of comprehensive school wellness policies; and provides a network of national and state partners that offer resources, programming and funding opportunities which help to create a healthy and safe environment for students to be engaged in learning. 
 
Healthy Students are Better Learners!
 
 
National Recommendations for School Nutrition, Health and Physical Education Standards
 

For more information, please contact:

Audra Walters, Coordinated School Health Program Coordinator
Office of School Health Services
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #14
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 683-3604
Fax: (501) 682-48861

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