The link between health and learning is well-documented. That’s why HCPH established the School Health Leadership Group (SHLG). Since 2005, the SHLG has convened 3-4 times a year to discuss local public health issues that impact education, state and federal laws and policies related to school health, and evidence-based practices that ultimately impact academic achievement. The topics are selected by members and the meetings are coordinated and facilitated by HCPH. Each meeting’s theme is selected to focus on building capacity of school leadership to affect health-related change in schools.
The HCPH School Health Leadership Group was recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) as a Promising Practice!