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Who we are
NACDD's School Health Project is committed to working to help build the capacity of Chronic Disease Directors and other health department staff involved in the health of children and youth. Its mission is to assist states and territories in reducing the risk and burden of chronic disease in school communities to promote lifelong health and to support academic success.
What we do
The School Health Project assists Chronic Disease Directors and their staff to make informed decisions about a variety of school health issues by providing technical assistance, up-to-date information and resources, and professional development. The project focuses on school health issues most directly related to preventing chronic disease - physical activity, nutrition and tobacco prevention programs.
- How Health Departments Work and How to Work with Health Departments - 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.
- School Health Council
- Building State Capacity in School Health
- Mental Health and Chronic Disease Prevention
Who Should Join
Representative or voting membership of the School Health Council is open to one school health designee from each state, territory, district, commonwealth, or tribal organization as determined by the Chronic Disease Program Director. General membership is open to other health department employees who direct or work with chronic disease prevention and control programs and associate membership is open to other public health professionals passionate about working in school health
How to Join
Amy C. Greene, MSSW, MPH
Rachelle Johnsson Chiang, MPH