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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.

CDC: Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs

Ventilation is one component of maintaining healthy environments, and is an important COVID-19 prevention strategy. This site includes ways to improve ventilation in school and childcare settings, whether in a large building or in a home.

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In-Person Learning Resources for Parents and Caregivers at Chicago Public Schools

Is my school taking the right steps to keep students safe? Read Healthy Schools Campaign’s essential resource for expert answers.

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Social Emotional Learning for Home & School

This resource can help increase positive relationships and build in time for addressing well-being and mental health needs with your students. Created by Class Catalyst & Mindful Practices. Available in Spanish.

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Chicago Public Schools Grab and Go Meal Sites Interactive Map

This Chicago Public Schools interactive map provides the locations and hours of sites where parents and children can pick up meals. Each child gets a bag with breakfast and lunch for three days. Children do not need to be CPS students.

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Chicago Run Family Fit Kit

Chicago Run believes running and fitness are critical to the physical and mental health of our young people and communities. The site offers family fitness ideas and at-home resources to stay healthy and active during COVID-19.

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Providing Health Services During School Closures

This Healthy Schools Campaign publication offers recommendations for how federal and state agencies can disaster-proof school health services before the next public health crisis or natural disaster.

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Recursos de aprendizaje en persona para padres y cuidadores en las escuelas públicas de Chicago

Después de casi un año del cierre de escuelas y de aprendizaje a distancia debido a la pandemia mundial del COVID-19, las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) reabrieron edificios escolares para el aprendizaje en persona.

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Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children

September 2020 | In April 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved California’s Medicaid state plan amendment, allowing school districts to access more …

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Making Connections Backpack – Prevention Institute

The Making Connections Backpack is a resource library from Prevention Institute for those engaged in building a gendered and community-level approach to improving mental …

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State Efforts to Expand School Health Services: Activity Tracker

This regularly updated brief tracks state efforts to expand access to school health services, either through a state plan amendment or through legislative/administrative action, allowing school districts to bill Medicaid for health services delivered to all Medicaid-enrolled children.

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Root for the Root! – Recipe Cards + Vegetable Pictures (Digital)

Optimized for digital applications. Supplemental Root for the Root! lesson materials.  …

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Root for the Root! – Recipe Cards + Vegetable Pictures (Print)

Optimized for print. Supplemental Root for the Root! lesson materials.  …

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