Department of Education

Department of Health

Office of Healthy Schools (CSHP office)

Office of Health Promotion; AIDS/HIV Division

Drug-Free Schools Project

Office of Primary Care and Recruitment

Office of Child Nutrition

Office of Maternal and Child Health

Office of Evaluation and Research

Office of Local Health

The local teams had the following configuration:

  • Local education agency administrator

  • Local health agency administrator

  • Local school board member

  • Local primary care center director

  • Education agency health coordinator (health educator, school nurse)

  • Parent

  • Community business representative

  • One or two others as determined by the community

Each team developed an action plan with priority objectives for beginning program implementation. School reform legislation in West Virginia, which emphasized increased local planning and decisionmaking, created School Senates in each school and set aside specific time during the instructional calendar (one-half to one day per month) for school-based groups to meet for curricular planning and teacher staff development. In addition, each school must have a school improvement team with both school and community representation. These provisions have been most helpful in promoting school and community communication about CSHP and providing time for health team members to meet.

Examples of infrastructure accomplishments in an eight-component comprehensive school health program are described as follows.


Health Education

During the spring and summer of 1994, the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health jointly

The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement