Coordinated School Health

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 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. Meeting minutes and other information may be found here.

"How Do We Turn Around Student Absenteeism and Build a Culture of Attendance in Every School"

In this article, Rebecca Craddock, Coordinated School Health coordinator at Bristol Tennessee City Schools and former 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. Rebecca shares about the strides that the state of Tennessee is making through CSH in addressing the non-academic barriers to student learning. Research clearly shows, "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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