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Nebraska Healthy Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) $365,000 (annually for five years) to improve the health of the state’s kindergarten through 12th grade students. The project will improve student health and academic achievement through nutrition, physical activity, and the management of chronic health conditions in schools. 

Four Local Health Departments (LHDs) are developing capacity and supporting 8 priority school districts. They are...

Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department

  • Umo Ho Nation Public Schools
  • Wakefield Community Schools
  • Wayne Community Schools
  • Winnebago Public Schools

Panhandle Public Health District

  • Gordon-Rushville Public Schools

South Heartland District Health Department

  • Harvard Public Schools
  • Hastings Public Schools

East Central District Health Department

  • Schuyler Community Schools

NALHD is one of NDE's partners in this project, along with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, and the Society of Health & Physical Educators (SHAPE) Nebraska.

Click the links below for resources.

CDC Whole School Whole Child Whole Community (WSCC) page 

Nebraska Department of Education Coordinated School Health page