The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are soliciting proposals to join the National Collaboration to Support Health, Wellness and Academic Success of School-Age Children.
This announcement supports nationwide implementation of cross-cutting approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic diseases and their risk factors in school aged children.
The National Collaboration to Promote Health, Wellness, and Academic Success of School-Age Children is focused on promoting and implementing evidence-based policies, practices, and programs in five priority areas: (1) Physical Education and Physical Activity, (2) School Nutrition Environment and Services, (3) Out of School Time Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, (4) School Health Services for Managing Chronic Conditions, (5) School Health Services for Promoting Sexual Health.
National non-government organizations (NGOs) will support CDC-funded grantees and their organization’s constituents; including states, school districts, or schools; to achieve short, intermediate, and long-term outcomes. Per the logic model, there are three strategies and associated activities 1) professional development and technical assistance, 2) education and dissemination, and 3) partnership and coordination. These three categories of strategies and associated activities will provide school health and education leaders in states, districts, and schools with greater knowledge, skills, and abilities to develop and implement evidence-based policies, practices, and programs.