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ECS would like to keep you updated with our Coordinated School Health Initiative (CSH). Research shows that a student's overall health affects his/her learning. Our goal is to improve students' health so they may succeed in school. We encourage involvement from students, parents, teachers, and community members. If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to let us know. Our aim is to make our schools safe and healthy places for children to learn and grow. Please explore this website for information about child/adolescent health and academic achievement.

Thank you,

Regina L. Wilder, MPH

Director of Coordinated School Health

Elizabethton City Schools

(423) 547-8000 extension 8222

Mission of Coordinated School Health

“The mission of Coordinated School Health is to improve students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of students, families, communities and schools.”

For more information about the Coordinated School Health Model please visit:

The State of Tennessee Department of Education's Office of Coordinated School Health Website:

or The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Benefits of Coordinated School Health (CSH)

A Coordinated School Health approach can be the missing link to tying the health efforts of the school and district together. Everyone wants to see successful staff enjoying their jobs and happy students working to their fullest potential. CSH efforts can assist in meeting these goals.

Benefits to Students

  • improved student performance and test scores

  • more alertness

  • less absenteeism

  • fewer behavior problems in the classroom

  • increased health awareness

  • preparation to become productive members of society

  • improved knowledge and attitude about health

Benefits to Schools

  • improved staff morale

  • reduced staff absenteeism

  • reduced cost

  • new levels of cooperation between parents, teachers, and the community

Research shows that:

  • youth who feel connected to their families and schools are less likely to get into trouble

  • when parents are involved in schools, students learning and behavior are improved

  • prevention programs work
  • the most effective programs are coordinated and comprehensive

Coordinated School Health Data and Statistics

View the School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), the largest, most comprehensive assessment of school health policies and practices in the United States. It assesses the characteristics of eight components of school health at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The following fact sheets as provided by the Centers for Disease Control about CSH are based on the findings of SHPPS 2006: