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Henley Resource Center Newsletter

What is Coordinated School Health?

First endorsed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1987, Coordinated School Health (CSH) is a comprehensive, school based initiative designed to address the physical, social, and cognitive aspects of students’ lives in partnership with their families, school, and communities. The CSH model used in Tennessee is based on research findings from the CDC. The findings showed healthy children perform better academically, have higher attendance rates, and have lower dropout rates. Tennessee is unique in the nation in requiring and funding a Coordinated School Health initiative in all local education agencies (LEAs).

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