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    Texas School Health Program
    P.O. BOX 149347, MC1944,
    Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th
    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: 512-776-7279
    Fax: 512-458-7618


    SchoolHealth@dshs.state.tx.us

Coordinated School Health Parent and Community Involvement

School Health Program LogoComponent Description:

An integrated school, parent and community approach for enhancing the health and well-being of students.  SHACs, the CSH Leadership Team, coalitions and broadly-based constituencies for school health can build support for program efforts.  Schools actively solicit parent involvement and engage community resources and services to respond more effectively to the health-related needs of students.

Student Benefits:

  • Increases the likelihood of better attendance and better grades
  • Student success improves when teachers and parents work together
  • Reduces in-school suspension rates, inappropriate school behavior and has a positive impact on academic achievement
  • Increased student interest in co-curricular and after school community activities have a positive impact on grades and behavior
  • Enhances linkages to community programs that support school objectives for student success

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Last updated September 21, 2016