This publication highlights tools for people who have ever wondered how to tap into the resources of a health department and for those who currently work in a health department and want to know how to expand their reach in school health. It was developed in collaboration with and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Division of Adolescent and School Health. It focuses on creating healthy schools, and discusses the many ways in which health departments can be of support to education departments, schools, and community leaders. Also included is a collection of one-page summaries on how health departments can help in eleven specific areas.
Partnering for Success Workshop Script provides an outline and script for a workshop focused on helping participants understand how health departments work. The first 3 hour session introduces participants to the structure and function of state health departments and the programs and divisions within health departments that are relevant to improving school health. The second session looks look at the various roles health departments play in supporting healthy schools.
Thinking Outside the Box: Building and Sustaining School Health Programs in State Health Agencies without Dedicated Funding (2012)
Integrating Mental Health into Chronic Disease Prevention for Youth: An Opportunity for Change (2012)
Customizable One-Pagers to Promote School Health within the Health Department (2012)
Shaking off the Silo: Moving toward Coordination around School Health in the Health Department (2012)