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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.

Learning Beyond COVID-19: A Vision for Thriving in Public Education

The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association put forth five priorities for nurturing students’ learning now and beyond COVID-19: a focus on assessing students’ needs, supporting our most vulnerable students, expanding learning time and planning for summer academics and enrichment, ensuring professional excellence for learning and growth, and establishing an education system that centers equity and excellence.

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CDC: Colleges, Universities and Higher Learning

This CDC resource for administrators, faculty, staff and students provides a wealth of information for all phases of COVID-19 planning and strategy.

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Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs

The U.S. Department of Education offers initial strategies for providing equitable and adequate educational opportunities that address the impact of COVID-19 on students, educators, and staff.

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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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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 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

March 2021 | This report examines the challenges schools have encountered while providing physical, behavioral and mental health services during the Covid-19 pandemic. It considers the impact of state and federal policies, including how state Medicaid programs are responding to ensure reimbursement and funding, and documents emerging best practices and guidance, especially around telemedicine and parental consent.

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Guia para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 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 | The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved California’s Medicaid state plan amendment, allowing school districts to access more federal funding for school-based health services. This report describes using this opportunity to increase access to services that help students heal from trauma — including the trauma caused by exposure to domestic violence and pervasive bias, and crises such as COVID-19.

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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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