School and Community Collaboration

Schools and their communities play a key role in helping to establish lifelong healthy behaviors, and thereby improving health outcomes for Vermont's school-aged children. A growing body of evidence is also demonstrating the link between good health and academic achievement.

The Health Department values opportunities to collaborate, coordinate, and integrate with local school leaders and personnel, statewide education leadership, primary care providers, and other community partners to achieve our common goals of improving health and academic outcomes. We are committed to strengthening relationships with schools, and providing resources to assist communities with these efforts.

For more information and resources addressing the link between health and academic achievement, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health & Academics website, or see the resources listed at Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child.

Contact your Office of Local Health School Liaison to learn more about school health efforts in your area.

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