We provide guides for advocating for effective policy changes as well as practical tools for incorporating health and wellness into schools. Browse through our resources or select an audience to see curated resources.
A Guide to Expanding Medicaid-Funded School Health Services
March 2022 | This Guide provides background on school-based Medicaid and outlines various opportunities to advance state policy changes required to access additional federal funds. It is designed to support everyone working to expand access to school health services, including school districts, state education and Medicaid agencies, school health providers, public health professionals and advocates. All of these stakeholders share a common goal: improve student health and educational outcomes.
Guidance on Using COVID Relief Funding to Support School Health
August 2021 | Developed by AASA, FutureEd, Healthy Schools Campaign and Kaiser Permanente, this guidance offers concrete steps school districts can take to make data-informed decisions about investing COVID-relief funding. Learn how funds to support school health can be used for capacity building and infrastructure, and also to access additional funding streams, such as Medicaid, to ensure the efforts initiated with federal funds are sustained.
Guidelines for COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection
Healthy Green Schools & Colleges’ Guidelines for COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection provide K-12, college and university facility, custodial and housekeeping managers actionable best practices to protect students, staff and custodial personnel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping Students, Staff, and Families Safe and Healthy
This playbook offers an evolving collection of recommendations, co-authored by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Action for Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools Campaign, SHAPE America, and FutureEd to address the total health needs of the school community for in-person and virtual learning environments.
Federal Nutrition Programs
The Food Research & Action Center provides updated information about federal nutrition programs, including Pandemic EBT, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and more.
USDA Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs
Learn about the programs and services that aim to increase food security and reduce hunger, including Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meals.
Pandemic EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer)
Here you will find everything from a state-by-state guide to receiving and using your P-EBT to using this benefit when school is out. Promoting the P-EBT? This site is for you, too.
USDA: School Meals
The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service offers accessible information about nutrition assistance and explains how and where children and their families can access food during the school year and when school is not in session. This section goes into depth on rules and waivers concerning the distribution and pick-up of school food.
The Mindful Blog
The Mindful Blog website offers short essays, videos, and free activities for educators and others to support Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the home and classroom.