Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health
Faculty, administrators and school health personnel in the 4,073 public and 1,412 non-public Illinois schools
To equip school staff with the knowledge and skills to improve the health and well being of school-aged children statewide
School Health Days and Critical Issues Conferences are provided annually for school health personnel to address current health issues. Topics may include communicable diseases, immunization law, mental health issues, physical activity/nutrition
education, violence/injury prevention, tobacco/substance abuse prevention and chronic health problems. In addition, 12 communities receive coordinated school health education grants. A local health department in partnership with a school or school
district administers these projects. The partners identify local health needs and implement projects to address identified needs using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 8 component coordinated school health program model.
Phone, e-mail, newsletter, website, manuals on school health topics (asthma, diabetes, medication administration), conferences
School Health Program Data
|Grant Amount (Numbers in 000's)
|Number of Grantees
- School Health Days Fall 2006 -- 950 school health personnel attended 6 sessions held throughout the state.
- Critical Issues Conferences Spring 2006 -- 400 school health personnel attended 4 Sessions held throughout the state.
- School Health Dimensions Newsletter published Winter 2006 was distributed to 11,797 school personnel.
- Between SFY02 and SFY06 twenty health departments have partnered with schools to implement Coordinated School Health Programs through grants as illustrated in chart above. Eight new health departments were funded in SFY04.