Coordinated School Health
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Coordinated School Health:

  Sarah Butzine
  (360) 725-6039


Coordinated School Health

The Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) is a partnership between the Department of Health and OSPI that seeks to ensure healthy schools and healthy, successful students by coordinating effective policies and programs, and encouraging school, community and family involvement through shared information and communication.

Washington's CSHP is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  According to the CDC, a coordinated school health approach brings together school administrators, teachers, other staff, students, families, and community members to assess health needs; set priorities; and plan, implement, and evaluate school health program activities.

Coordinated School Health focuses on integrating efforts across eight interrelated components:

  • Nutrition services.
  • Physical education.
  • Health education.
  • Health services.
  • Mental health and social services.
  • Healthy and safe school environments.
  • Health promotion for school staff.
  • Family and community involvement.

More Information

Healthy Schools Washington is an official Web site with examples, research, policy tools and other resources specific to our state. The site is managed by OSPI and the Department of Health.

School Health Profiles is a survey conducted every two years to assess the status of health and wellness-related policies, procedures, instruction and environments.

The Washington Civic Engagement Forum is highlighted in this TVW video of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council’s Action Day.

CSHP Contacts

Sarah Butzine
CSH Program Supervisor
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
(360) 725-6039

Margaret Hansen
Coordinated School Health Manager
Washington State Department of Health
P.O Box 47848
Olympia WA 98504-7848
(360) 236-3757

Lisa Rakoz
Health and Fitness Education Program Supervisor
(360) 725-4977

Suzanne Hidde, M.S.
HIV and Sexual Health Program Supervisor
Phone (360)725-6364


Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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