School Health Advisory Council
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a working partnership between the schools and the community to help our students grow into healthy and productive adults by focusing on the whole school, whole community, whole child model recognizing that health and academic success go hand in hand.
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During the 2017-2018 school year, SHAC focused on completing the SHI.
The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2017 is an online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs.
The SHI was developed by CDC in partnership with school administrators and staff, school health experts, parents, and national nongovernmental health and education agencies to
- Enable schools to identify strengths and weaknesses of health and safety policies and programs.
- Enable schools to develop an action plan for improving student health, which can be incorporated into the School Improvement Plan.
- Engage teachers, parents, students, and the community in promoting health-enhancing behaviors and better health.
The SHI is based on CDC’s research-based guidelines for school health programs, which identify the policies and practices most likely to be effective in reducing youth health risk behaviors.