Welcome to the Healthy Schools webpage! Our Vision is "Florida's Children: Healthy, Fit and Ready to Learn." Healthy Schools encompasses two curriculum content areas: Health Education and Physical Education and the following projects; Statewide Online Tobacco Prevention Teacher Training; USF Healthy Schools HIV/STD, Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Florida Youth Survey.
Healthy Schools fully embraces the eight-component Coordinated School Health (CSH) model. CSH approach is designed to address issues of student health and academic success at the state, district and school levels.
Eight Components of Coordinated School Health
The CSH approach consists of eight major components:
- Health Education
- Physical Education
- Health Services
- Nutrition Services and Education
- Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
- Healthy School Environment
- Health Promotion for Staff
- Parent and Community Involvement
By definition all Coordinated School Health components work together to improve the lives of students and their families. Although these components are listed separately, it is their continuous merging that allows CSH to have significant impact.
Staff Contact Information
Director, Office of Healthy Schools
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 444
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Dr. Tamara Gibson-Alonso
Health Education Coordinator
HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Coordinator