Presentation on theme: "School Health Index Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School self-assessment and planning guide Nationally recognized assessment."— Presentation transcript:
School Health Index Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School self-assessment and planning guide Nationally recognized assessment tool Based on Coordinated School Health model
School Health Index will enable your school to ….. Identify strengths and weaknesses Develop an action plan Involve school staff, parents, students, and the community in improving school policies, programs and services
What SHI Is and What SHI Is NOT Self-assessment and planning tool Research or evaluation tool Educational and community-organizing process Tool to audit or punish school staff
What SHI Is and What SHI Is NOT Identifies low-cost or no-cost changes Requires expensive changes Focused, reasonable, and user-friendly experience Long, bureaucratic, and painful process
SHI Format teams Completed by school health teams Two separate versions: Elementary School Middle School/High School Self-Assessment: Self-Assessment: 8 modules corresponding to Coordinated School Health Program model Planning: Planning: Planning for Improvement section
Forming your Wellness Team Identify key players Representation from administration Representation from each of the eight component areas
Modules = CSHP Components 1.School Health and Safety Policies and Environment 2.Health Education 3.Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs 4.Nutrition Services 5.School Health Services 6.School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services 7.Health Promotion for Staff 8.Family and Community Involvement
Health Topics in the SHI Physical activity Nutrition Tobacco-use prevention Safety (unintentional injury and violence prevention) Asthma
Question Coding CC = cross-cutting PA = physical activity N = nutrition T = tobacco-use prevention S = safety (unintentional injury and violence prevention) A = asthma
Time Commitment The SHI can be completed in as little as 6 hours: Modules 1-4: ~1 hour each Modules 5-8: ~30 minutes each A small investment of time can pay big dividends in improving students well-being, readiness to learn, and prospects for a healthy life.
Ultimate Outcome Sustainable School Wellness Team PANT ESP (Environmental, Systems and Policy Changes) Wellness action plan Healthier school communities
Do you have ESP? Environmental Systems Policy Changes
ESP - Environmental Change Any physical sustainable change to the school environment to promote healthy behavior. developing a walking path, installing bike racks replacing soda with water and 100% juice in vending machines creating a school garden creating a staff fitness center, etc.
ESP – Systems Change Any sustainable change in school operations to promote healthy behavior - offering healthier lunch options - incorporating physical activity with core subjects - offering organized physical activities to after school programs, etc. - increasing PE requirements
ESP – Policy change Any sustainable change in school policy to promote healthy behaviors. - healthy items for school fundraiser - healthy rewards for students - alternatives to suspension for students caught smoking - prohibit using physical activity as punishment
Making a Difference As a result of implementing the SHI, schools have Created a wellness team. Increased time for physical education. Started student and staff walking clubs. Offered access to the gym outside of school hours. Provided parent education through newsletters and healthy activity nights. Provided professional development training to staff. Offered health screenings for staff.
1 Assessment -School Health Index -School absences -Meal counts -Injury and violence report 2 Making the Plan -Action Plan -Menu of Activities (4) Promote School Wellness -Whats in it for me? 5 Re-Tool (when necessary) - Evaluate -Revise Action Plan 3 Implement the Plan -Document Activities Reports and Findings