Congrats to East Ridge Middle School PE program for being awarded the Shape the State grant from Blue Cross/Blue Sheild of TN! The Shape the State grant mission is to support healthier, more active lives for students across Tennessee through physical activity and nutrition educationprograms. For more information go to the website shapethestate.com/winners
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) has issued new immunization rules and is issuing a new Official Certificate that is required for entry into school effective July 1, 2010.All newly required vaccines are routinely recommended for all children.Most children should have already received them. Click above for details on the new Immunization Summary.
What is CSH?
Coordinated School Health (CSH) is an effective system designed to connect health with education. Students' health and their capacity to learn are enhanced through the support of families, communities and through the schools who work together in a coordinated, focused and cost-effective manner. The CSH model focuses on six critical behaviors identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that contribute to the leading causes of death among youth and young adults. These critical health behaviors are:
Inadequate Physical Activity
Unhealthy eating behaviors
Sexual behaviors that may result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies
Alcohol and other drug use
Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
Watch videos of Hamblen County's Healthy Students: