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Coordinated School Health

John Hutchins
Director of Federal Programs, Pupil Transportation & Health Services

 

Healthy students are more engaged in class. The district ensures they have the health services they need by providing access to a full-time nurse at each school, as well as training for teachers and support personnel. In 2015, school clinics received approximately 11,000 visits from students, and 85 percent of students were returned to class following treatment. All ECS employees participate in annual training which covers bloodborne pathogens, AED, First Aid, antibullying, and response to anaphylactic shock with epinephrine.  School nurses, coaches, teachers’ assistants, bus drivers and administrators participate in additional training as well.

Our goal is to improve students' health so they may succeed in school. We encourage involvement from students, parents, teachers, and community members. If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to let us know. Our aim is to make our schools safe and healthy places for children to learn and grow. For more information about the Coordinated School Health Model please visit the State of Tennessee Department of Education's Office of Coordinated School Health website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

 


CSH Mission 

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