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School Health Council


The NACDD School Health Council is funded through CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC/DASH) for the purpose of assisting states and territories in integrating chronic disease risk reduction strategies, especially those that focus on physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco use reduction or tobacco free lifestyles, into school settings.

School Health Council Mission:

To assist states and territories in reducing the risk of chronic disease in school communities.

School Health Council Goals

  • Build capacity of chronic disease directors in state health departments to address chronic disease prevention in school settings specifically to increase physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco use prevention within the context of a coordinated school health program.
  • Foster partnerships among organizations in support of chronic disease prevention in school settings, especially partnerships among organizations in support of chronic disease prevention in school settings.
  • Educate decision makers about chronic diseases including the rationale for chronic disease prevention among youth.


Membership

Representative or voting membership 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. If you are not already a member, consider joining us. For more information about membership contact Amy Greene at greene@chronicdisease.org or take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

Steering Committee

Contact information for the 2011-12 School Health Council Steering Committee members.

Meeting Records

Minutes from past meetings of the School Health Council.