Goals for CSH
Washington’s approach to Coordinated School Health (CSH) will
increase the number of schools and districts with the capacity to implement a
coordinated school health plan with their school communities.
Goal 1: Build the capacity of local school communities to improve health and
educational outcomes through the coordinated school health approach.
Goal 2: Increase implementation of effective school health policies and
practices to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and reduce tobacco use.
Goal 3: Increase the number of schools and districts with programs targeting
young people at disproportionate risk for unhealthy behaviors, chronic diseases,
and academic failure.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School-Level Impact Measures (SLIMS)
CSHP 1: The percentage of schools that have a designated individual (e.g.,
faculty member or administrative personnel) responsible for coordinating school
health and safety programs and activities.
CSHP 2: The percentage of schools that have a group (e.g., school health team)
that helps plan and implement school health programs with representation from 10
or more of the key stakeholder groups.
CSHP 3: The percentage of schools that have ever assessed their policies,
activities, and programs by using the School Health Index (SHI) or a similar
self-assessment tool in any of the following ways: physical activity; nutrition;
PE 6: The percentage of schools that teach about all of the following in a
- Physical, psychological, or social benefits of physical activity
fitness (i.e. cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular
strength, flexibility, and body composition)
- Phases of a workout (i.e., warm-up,
workout , cool down)
- How much physical activity is enough (i.e., determining
frequency, intensity, time and type of physical activity).Developing an
individualized physical activity plan
- Monitoring progress toward reaching goals
in an individualized physical activity plan
- Overcoming barriers to physical
- Decreasing sedentary activities such as television viewing
for physical activity in the community
- Preventing injury during physical
- Weather-related safety (e.g., avoiding heat stroke, hypothermia, and
sunburn while physically active)
- Dangers of using performance-enhancing drugs
such as steroids
NU 4: The percentage of schools in which the lead health
education teacher received professional development on nutrition education and
dietary behavior during the past two years.
TOB 6: The percentage of schools in which the lead health education teacher
received professional development on tobacco-use prevention education during the
past two years.
Learn more about the SLIMS
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