School Health

The School Health program is a collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we develop partnerships and coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people!

CDC priority areas include addressing nutrition, health education, physical education/physical activity and the management of chronic conditions in schools through three evidence-based strategies: Infrastructure and Capacity Building; Professional Development and Training; and Technical Assistance.
  Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model
  Health Education
  Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs
  Physical Education
  Physical Activity
  School Wellness Policy
  Chronic Conditions in Schools
  Professional Development Opportunities
  School Health Profiles
  Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  School Height and Weight

Useful Links

Action for Healthy Kids
CDC School Health Index
CDC Healthy Schools
SD Dept of Health
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model: A Guide to Implementation
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model