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Coordinated School Health

In 2000, Tennessee State Legislators passed Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-1002 which put funding into place for ten pilot Coordinated School Health (CSH) programs to be established throughout the state of Tennessee.  Pilot counties were given set standards and guidelines created by the Tennessee Department of Education; a detailed evaluation plan was also provided to each pilot county to be followed.  Due to the overwhelming success of the ten pilot county CSH programs, in 2006, the Coordinated School Health Expansion Act (Public Chapter 1001) established authority and funding to expand CSH statewide.  Additional CSH funding has been provided by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hawkins County Schools hired a full time CSH Coordinator and Administrative Assistant in August, 2007.  The Coordinated School Health Initiative has since been adopted district wide by all 18 schools in Hawkins County. 

The Coordinated School Health model was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1988. It is an effective system designed to connect health (physical, emotional and social) with education. This coordinated approach improves students' health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. The CSH approach consists of eight major components.  By definition, all Coordinated School Health components work together to improve the lives of students and their families.  Although these components are listed separately, it is their composite that allows CSH to have significant impact. The eight components include: health education, physical education/physical activity, health services, nutrition services, health promotion for staff, counseling and psychological services, healthy school environment and student/parent/community involvement.

Visit the Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of Coordinated School Health Website: http://www.tennessee.gov/education/topic/coordinated-school-health




It is the policy of the Hawkins County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.