Coordinated School Health
Coordinated School Health (CSH) is a systematic approach of advancing student academic performance by promoting, practicing, and coordinating school health education and services for the benefit and well-being of students in establishing healthy behaviors designed to last a lifetime. All Texas schools are required by Education Code, Section 38.014 to implement a CSH program in grades K-8. The goals of CSH closely align with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model. For more information about the WSCC Model, click here.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is required by law (Education Code, Section 38.013-38.014) to make available to each Texas school district one or more coordinated school health programs.
Each program is designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes in elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students. Each program must coordinate health education, including oral health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition services, and parental involvement.
Read more about TEA's Approved Coordinated School Health Programs.
School-based health centers (SBHCs) are facilities that provide preventive and primary health care services to children and adolescents located on or near a school campus. See an interactive map of SBHCs in Texas.