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School Health

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The Chatham County Public Health Department works to support the Chatham County Public Schools in providing quality health promotion and health education programs to Chatham County Schools’ staff, students, and families. Together with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), district and school staff, we work toward the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. This model puts forth that in order for students to be whole- healthy, safe, challenged, supported and engaged- schools must not only be a space where children learn, but also a space for health and wellness. The WSCC model is an expansion and update of the Coordinated School Health (CSH) approach. This model emphasizes the relationship between educational attainment and health, and puts the child at the center of the system for all sectors to align and collaborate together around.

This model guides our work to recognize and coordinate the main aspects of school-based health promotion, from the physical environment to health services services to employee wellness programming. By strengthening and coordinating our efforts, we will create school environments that help students live healthier and achieve more.

  • Click here for Classroom Health Lessons and Wellness Lessons
  • Click here for information on Creating a Healthy School Environment
  • Click here for information on School Health and Wellness Policies
  • Click here for information about the Chatham County Youth Health Behavior Survey and results
  • Click here to learn more about Chatham Health Achievers Moving People toward Success and how your school can become a CHAMPS recognized school 
  • Click here to learn more about the Peer Education Program of Siler City (PEPSC) at Jordan Matthews

Are you a teacher looking for classroom lessons?
Find K-12 lessons at Classroom Health and Wellness Lessons.


 Find Out About School Health and Wellness Updates

Sign up for “School Health and Wellness News” to receive updates on funding opportunities, curriculum, training opportunities, and new resources available to Chatham County Schools. To sign up to receive notices of new postings, click here and check the box under News for Health Dept School Health & Wellness. To view older news item, click here.




If you have questions or comments about our school health programs and resources please contact:

Anna Stormzand, MPH, CHES
Health Promotion Coordinator
  Health Promotion and Policy Division
Chatham County Public Health Department