School Health 

Child Health Advisory Committee: Overview | Agenda/Minutes | Meeting Schedule | Members

The Child and Adolescent Health Section School Health Programs include:

  • Act 1220
  • Arkansas State School Nurse Consultant
  • School-Based Wellness Centers
  • CDC 1305 “State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health” grant, in  collaboration with the ADH Chronic Disease Branch.

These programs all work collaboratively within the Coordinated School Health framework and include the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Educational Services Cooperatives, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and many other partners. Coordinated School Health (CSH) is a planned, organized set of health-related programs, policies, and services coordinated at both the district and individual school levels.  It is a collection of best practices from a variety of specialties to meet health and safety needs of students.