School Health Systems Change

What is the School Health Systems Change Project?

  • A partnership between SUNY Cortland Health Department and New York Education Department
  • A grant funded project designed to work with local school districts to:
    • lead to sustainable school health systems change
    • build the capacity of the schools to use school health planning process model

What are the goals of the SHSC Project?

  • To improve student health
  • Build the capacity of schools to coordinate school health programs, policies, and practices,
  • Deliver evidence-based health education instruction

How will the SHSC Project achieve these goals?

  • Create and mobilize partnerships among P-12 districts/schools and teacher/administration education programs housed within higher education
  • Propose school health systems change projects
  • Conduct professional development institutes