Coordinated School Health, (CSH) is a systematic approach to improving the health and well-being of all students so they can fully participate and be successful in school. The process involves bringing together school administrators, teachers, other staff, students, families, and community members to assess health needs; set priorities; and plan, implement, and evaluate all health-related activities. CSH typically integrates health promotion efforts across eight interrelated components that already exist to some extent in most schools. These components include health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological and social services, healthy and safe school environments, staff wellness, and family and community involvement.
8-Component Model Modeled after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 8-Component Model, CSH consists of eight health-related areas covering all aspects of the school environment that are linked together to function and coordinate as a unified, effective system to the benefit of the entire school community.
Click on a link below the CSH model graphic for a description of each component, benefits to students and links to helpful resources.
school health advisory documents