Coordinated School Health

Addressing non-academic barriers to student learning

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A child must be healthy to be educated and educated to be healthy!
Health Education
Health Services
Healthy School Environment
Physical Education/Activity/Wellness
School Counseling
School Staff Wellness
Student, Family and Community Partners

The physical, social, and emotional health of students can support or hinder their academic success and their prospects for a productive and healthy life. State and national data reveal that many Tennessee students are impacted by numerous factors which negatively affect both their health and academic success. Bristol Tennessee City Schools and the State of Tennessee are committed to partnering with students, parents, and the entire school community to improve students' well-being and readiness to learn. The Center for Disease Control CSH model ensures that schools effectively link health with educational success. Although the eight components are listed separately, it is their composite that allows CSH to have a significant impact.


Join the School Health Advisory Council

New members are always welcome on our School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). The primary purpose of this group is to provide input and recommendations on our school district’s wellness policy and our school district practices in the eight areas of Coordinated School Health:

  1. Health Education
  2. Health Services
  3. Nutrition
  4. Physical Education
  5. Healthy School Environment
  6. School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
  7. Student, Family, and Community Involvement
  8. School Staff Wellness

If you are interested in serving on this council, please email Rebecca Craddock in the Office of Coordinated School Health. 




Rebecca Craddock, Coordinated School Health coordinator at Bristol Tennessee City Schools and a Committee Chair of United Way of Bristol TN/VA, makes the case that providing a coordinated system of student supports helps students stay in school. In Coordinated School Health keeps Tennessee students in school and ready to learn, Rebecca shares about the strides that the state of Tennessee is making in addressing the non-academic barriers to student learning. Based on her experience, “A student must be healthy physically, mentally and socially to attend school and perform academically.”


State of Tennessee Office of Coordinated School Health

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