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:
Nutrition Environment & Services
Physical Education & Physical Activity
Social & Emotional Environment
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:
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 305-B
Little Rock, AR 72201