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Integrating Oral Health into Coordinated School Health Programs

The CDC Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) improves children's health and removes barriers to learning. Schools by themselves cannot be expected to solve the nation's most serious health and social problems. Families, health care workers, the media, religious organizations, community organizations that serve youth, and young people themselves also must be systematically involved. Schools could provide a critical facility in which many agencies might work together to maintain the well-being of young people. The coordinated school health program (CSHP), a model used by the CDC and many state education agencies and school districts, consists of eight interactive components:

Students looking at printed materials

With these components working together, students will be healthier in school, ready to learn, and miss less school. Students will also learn lifelong healthy behaviors. Healthier students lead to healthier communities.

Tools developed to assist integration of Oral Health into the CSHP model