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Centers for Disease Control's
Approach to Coordinated School Health Initiative


John D. Bower School Health Network The Office of Healthy Schools at the Mississippi Department of Education has teamed up with the Bureau of School Health at the Mississippi State Department of Health in order to make a difference in the lifelong health of middle and high school students across the state. By creating the Centers for Disease Control Coordinated Approach to School Health Initiative, these departments are not only offering the needed support and resources to implement the programs, but are also providing professional development and technical assistance to school districts in high-disparity areas seeking to increase students' lifelong learning of healthy behaviors. The agencies will continue to work together as the program grows in order to monitor health-related behaviors among youth and assess the effectiveness of the school policies and programs that have been put into practice.

Focus areas of the project are:

Professional development, resources, and trainings for these subject areas are provided annually, and technical assistance is available to anyone in Mississippi. There are also three assessment tools that are recommended by the CDC that provide excellent resources for schools and teachers implementing coordinated school health:
Professional development for these tools is provided by the CSHP on several occasions throughout the year. School teachers, administrators, staff, etc. are all invited to attend and receive CEU's and SEMI credits.

For questions or needed assistance, please call one of the following staff who will be happy to assist you:

Amanda Williams | alwilliams@mde.k12.ms.us
CSHP Director
Office of Healthy Schools, Mississippi Department of Education

Phone: 601-359-1813, Fax: 601-576-1417
Mary Ann Simpkins | msimpkins@mde.k12.ms.us
Physical Activity, Nutrition and Tobacco Coordinator
Office of Healthy Schools, Mississippi Department of Education

Phone: 601-359-1814, Fax: 601-576-1417
Shalonda Matthews | scmatthews@mde.k12.ms.us
HIV Education Specialist
Office of Healthy Schools, Mississippi Department of Education

Phone: 601-359-1737, Fax: 601-576-1417
Stephanie Robinson | snrobinson@mde.k12.ms.us
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Coordinator
Office of Healthy Schools, Mississippi Department of Education

Phone: 601-359-1737, Fax: 601-576-1417
Jodi Rankin | jodi.rankin@msdh.state.ms.us
Bureau Director
Community and School Health, Mississippi State Department of Health

Phone: 601- 576-7781, Fax: 601-576-7444
Tiffani Grant | tiffani.grant@msdh.state.ms.us
Program Manager
Community and School Health, Mississippi State Department of Health

Phone: 601-576-7781, Fax: 601-576-7444
Candice Green | candice.green@msdh.state.ms.us
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance
Mississippi State Department of Health

Phone: 601- 576-7781, Fax: 601-576-7444

 

Overview

Health Is Academic - John D. Bower, M.D. School Health Network

Health Is Academic-Start Up Grants

Health is Academic- Nutrition Integrity Project

2007 Team Nutrition Grants

Excellence in Physical Education Certification Program

Vending Machine Project

Local School Wellness Policy

Step Into Health

Keeping Children Healthy in the School Setting Initiative

Success Stories

 

 
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