The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of 2016 funds to implement a National Collaboration to Support Health, Wellness and Academic Success of School-Age Children.
The purpose of this announcement is to improve the health of youth by funding national NGOs to assist CDC-funded grantees and the organization’s constituents, including states, school districts or schools; to implement environmental and systems changes that support and reinforce healthful behaviors, reduce disparities, and address non-academic barriers to learning.
This program announcement emphasizes training and professional development, technical assistance, education and dissemination, and program implementation and evaluation. All activities are to be developed and delivered within the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework.
The five priority areas are: (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.