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Jefferson County Schools Coordinated Health Program

Tabetha Colangione / Coordinator

Karla Terry / Assistant



Mission: "Bridge health and academics to enhace social, mental and physical well being of all students and staff of Jefferson County Schools"


  • Promote healthy environment in Jefferson County Schools
  • Promote awareness of the connection between student health and wellness to their academic success
  • Maintain state and local partnerships necessary to implement the coordinated school health model
  • Provide education and needs assessments for coordinated school health in Jefferson County 


  • Improve student performance
  • Increase healthcare services
  • Increase health education
  • Increase student class time
  • Increase number of students that recieve health screens
  • Reduce absenteeism and tardies

School Helath Initiatives

  • Health Screenings
  • Nutrition Nuggets
  • Teen Food and Fitness
  • CPR Training
  • Flu vaccines staff and students
  • Health School Teens
  • Dental Sealent Program
  • Well Check 
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  • Ollie Otter and Rudy Raccoon
  • School Health Advisory Teams

Coordinator School Health 8 Components 

Coordinated School Health is an effective system 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 Office of Coordinated School Health works with many oartners to address school health priorities.

The Coordinated School Health (CSH) model is a method of connecting health and learning that consists of eight inter-related components. This approach constitutes a systems change by improving students' health and their capacity to learn through personal responsibility, and the support of families, communities and school.

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 which allows CSH to have significant impact. A list of definitions of each component is available in printable format. 


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