School Health & Safety
"Together we really can make a difference in the health of our nation's children."
-Dr. David Satcher, MD, PhD
Former U.S. Surgeon General
The health of our children involves the entire school community. The eight components of Coordinated School Health, when working in collaboration, can have a significant impact on the health of our school community members. Many recent studies have shown clear conclusions that healthier children do better in school, are more productive, and have higher attendance rates than unhealthy children. The School Health Program at ESC-R19 provides in-service training and workshops to school districts on a wide variety of health topics that include:
- Promotion, training, assistance, and resources in a wide range of school health topics
- Building school-community collaborations
- Distributing timely and current information where and when it is needed