Coordinated School Health

The Coordinated School Health model was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1988. It is designed to connect health (physical, emotional and social) with education. This coordinated approach improves students' health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. The CSH approach consists of eight major components.  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 composite that allows CSH to have significant impact.

The eight components of Coordinated School Health include:

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education/Physical Activity
  • Health Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Health Promotion for Staff
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Healthy School Environment 
  • Student/Parent/Community Involvement

Visit the Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of Coordinated School Health Website:

Hawkins County Schools  will hold a meeting to review the Student Wellness Policy on Wednesday, Feb. 16th at 1:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the downstairs Special Education Building Conference Room at Central Office (200 North Depot Street, Rogersville). All stakeholders are invited to attend.

Ericka Phippips Coordinated School Health Director

Erika Phillips, M.Ed.
Coordinated School Health Director

423.272.7629  Ext:2017
Email :

Hawkins County Schools Wellness Policy/ Wellness Plan Assessment (Responses)
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About Coordinated School Health


Our Mission:

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

CSH Model:

The CDC’s Coordinated School Health (CSH) model is a systematic approach that ensures that a school community effectively links health with educational success. CSH is implemented in a way that fits the unique needs and resources of each school community. The eight components of CSH are:

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Student, Family/Community Involvement
  • Health Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Healthy School Environment
  • Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
  • Health Promotion for Staff


  1. Establish and maintain state and local partnerships necessary to implement the CSH model statewide.
  2. Create awareness about the importance of students’ health and wellness to their academic success and prospects for future work.
  3. Maximize the ability of each school community to adopt and implement the CSH model by providing resources, materials and technical assistance to meet the needs of that school community.
  4. Promote a healthy school environment in all Tennessee school communities.
  5. Provide annual evaluation and needs assessment for monitoring CSH in each school community.

CSH Outcomes:

  • Increased the number of students who received screening to include
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure
  • Reduced Absenteeism
  • Improved nurse-to-student ratios resulting in increased class time
  • Increased access to health care services
  • Increased health education

Our Approach

We believe:

  • Adults and students in a school community can take action to protect and enhance students’ health by providing a healthy school environment and using effective health education strategies.
  • It is vital to take a dual approach to students’ health by reducing students’ risky behaviors and increasing students’ capacity to effectively deal with current and future health challenges.
  • It is important to help students acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health and reduce risky behaviors.

Successful Strategies:

  • Create awareness of how health impacts academic outcomes.
  • Understand that health has three interconnected components – physical, social and emotional.
  • Keep in mind that students’ health is influenced on three different fronts – school, family and community.
  • Take a comprehensive approach to the health education of students.
  • Work with school communities to take a systems change approach that emphasizes parent involvement, healthy school environments, community partnerships, and students’ connectedness to school.