Additional General School Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Division of Adolescent & School Health: Provides information on the coordinated school health program model designed and supported by CDC. Information on important, long-term studies also provided, including the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) study, the School Health Policies and Program Study (SHPPS-2000), and the School Health Education Profiles (Characteristics of health Education Among Secondary Schools)

CDC: School Health Index: The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2014 is an online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs.

Council of Chief State School Officers: provides an excellent introductory packet on school health, links to state-by-state YRBS studies and links to state school health programs.

National Association of School Nurses: contains information on officers, chapters, policy positions, and links to the Journal of School Nursing.

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Healthy Schools Database: includes state level policy guides, publications, and annotated links to general school and health web sites.

National Conference of State Legislators: Children’s Health

National School Board Association (NSBA): contains sample policies, training tools, abstracts of critical documents, youth opinions all designed to assist school board members and their staff who are grappling with a broad array of health-related resources.