Coordinated School Health

Mission Statement


"To enhance the physical, mental, and social well-being of the students and staff in the Hamblen County school community with the support of families, communities and schools."

Kellie Smith and Lauren Lawson

Kellie Smith M.P.H.

School Health Coordinator

423-586-7700 ext. 32082

Lauren Lawson, L.P.N.

School Health Coordinator Assistant

423-586-7700 ext. 32081


1.      Establish and maintain state and local partnerships necessary to implement the CSH model.

2.      Create awareness about the importance of students’ health and wellness to their academic success and prospects for future work.

3.      Maximize the ability of each school in Hamblen County to adopt and implement the CSH model by providing resources, materials, and technical                          assistance to meet the needs of that school.

4.      Promote a healthy school environment in all Hamblen County schools.

5.      Provide education and needs assessment for monitoring CSH in each school.


*Increased the number of students who received screening to include

 Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure

*Reduced Absenteeism

*Improved nurse-to-student ratios resulting in increased class time

*Increased access to health care services

*Increased health education

*Improved student performance

*Students acquire information and skills for making healthy decisions for life

School Health Advisory Council Members

Name                                 Group Representation


Kellie Smith                          Coordinated School Health

Carolyn Holt                         Hamblen County Board of Education

Buddy Smith                        HCBOE Central Office

Hugh Clement                      HCBOE Central Office

Ashley Lyons                        Hamblen County Health Department

Marty Henry                         UT Extension Services

Jennifer Buchanan               HCBOE Central Office

Meghan Brooks                    School Nurse/Parent

Lauren Lawson                     Vision Specialist/ Parent

Angel Arrington                     Hearing Specialist/ Parent

School Health Initiatives

Healthy Hamblen Kids

          *An after school exercise program provide through ESP

Ollie the Otter

Health Screenings         

         *Height, Weight, Hearing and Vision, and Blood Pressure for all K, 2,               4, 6, 8, and 9th graders

Youth Risk Behavior Survey 

90- minute Law Implementation

CPR Training for Staff

Flu shots for staff

Healthy School Teams

School Health Advisory Council

Dental Sealant Program

UT Extension Educational Programs

Elite Fitness Day

Hamblen County Health Council

Healthier Hamblen Community

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