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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 for Incorporating Health and Wellness into School Improvement Plans

This document from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors provides a guide for addressing the needs of the whole child through school improvement plans. Alex Mays, HSC’s Senior National Program Director, served as an adviser on the project.

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School Nurse Leadership Webinar: Tackling Absenteeism

This webinar features two school nurse leaders who share their strategies for tackling chronic absenteeism.

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Stakeholder’s Guide to Implementing the Change in the Free Care Policy

This framework highlights key steps advocates can take to develop and implement a plan for leveraging the change in the free care policy to support increased access to comprehensive and coordinated school health services.

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Supporting Health and Wellness in ESSA Implementation: State Policy Opportunity

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) transfers significant authority from the federal government to the state level, creating opportunities to support school health and wellness through state policy. This document outlines key opportunities for incorporating health and wellness into ESSA state plans and is intended to support state-level educators in making the most of the opportunities presented by ESSA.

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ESSA Implementation: Key Opportunities to Support Health and Wellness

Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides a number of policy levers for promoting healthy schools and student wellness. This document summarizes Healthy Schools Campaign’s analysis of those opportunities.

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Healthy and Ready to Learn: Recommendations to the Next Administration

November 2016: This document outlines Healthy Schools Campaign’s recommendations to the next President for improving health and education for our nation’s students.

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State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness: A Framework for Action

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the vital role that health and wellness play in education. This document focuses on supporting advocates who are interested in working with state-level policymakers to develop state ESSA plans. It provides practical resources and emphasizes several key areas with the greatest potential impact on student health.

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Addressing Chronic Absenteeism through ESSA Implementation

This resource is a supplement to “State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness: A Framework for Action” and provides more detailed ESSA implementation recommendations for supporting mental health and wellbeing.

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Addressing Mental Health and Wellness through ESSA Implementation

This resource is a supplement to “State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness: A Framework for Action” and provides more detailed ESSA implementation recommendations for supporting mental health and wellbeing.

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Addressing Chronic Absenteeism through the Every Student Succeeds Act

This webinar–hosted by Healthy Schools Campaign, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Attendance Works–shares the opportunities ESSA presents for supporting schools and communities in addressing chronic absenteeism and to hear how states are working to integrate chronic absenteeism into its state ESSA plans.

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Addressing Nutrition and Physical Activity through ESSA Implementation

June 2017 This resource is a supplement to “State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness: A Framework for Action” and provides more detailed ESSA implementation recommendations for supporting nutrition and…

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Fit to Learn Tip Sheet: Nutrition Education

Good nutrition can go far beyond the cafeteria—into the classroom! Nutrition education can be a separate curriculum or it can be woven into existing standards-based curricula.