Arkansas Coordinated School Health

Back to School time!

The Health and Wellness Improvement Plan should be completed in Indistar by October 1st.  Please make sure that the School Health Index Reference number is included on the form.  The SHI should be for the 2022-2023 school year.  The SHI-required health topics are nutrition, physical activity/education, and tobacco use. The mandated are modules 1-4, 10, and 11.  Don't forget to add two action steps in the SHI's Plan for Improvement!  

Check out the physical activity stencils that can be used for sidewalks, playgrounds, and hallways! 

The CSH program offers professional development opportunities to school staff; links schools with evidenced-based physical education and health education curricula and programming; offers technical assistance in the development of comprehensive school wellness policies; and provides a network of national and state partners that offer resources, programming and funding opportunities which help to create a healthy and safe environment for students to be engaged in learning. 

Healthy Students are Better Learners!

Arkansas Coordinated School Health 

The Arkansas Coordinated School Health Program (CSH) is founded on the ten components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (also referred to as just the Whole Child Model) which is a nationally recognized model recommended by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Directors (ASCD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

Background & Purpose

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), provides professional development and resources to assist school personnel with addressing the needs of the whole child in the school setting. The CSH Program and activities are supported with funding provided to the DESE through the CDC RFA-DP18-1801 Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Management of Chronic Disease grant funding. This program is designed to develop the capacity for school personnel to utilize a team approach to address today’s most relevant public health issues inhibiting academic achievement.

Ten Componentsof the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

Health Education

Health Services

Nutrition Environment & Services

Physical Education & Physical Activity

Social & Emotional Environment

Physical Environment

Employee Wellness

Family Engagement

Community Involvement

Counseling, Psychological and Social Services

Contact Information

Lisa Mundy

Arkansas Department of Education

Division of Elementary and Secondary Education

Four Capitol Mall, Room 305-B

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501)683-3604


School Health Services

Ariel Schaufler-Rogers

Department of Health

Family Health

5800 W. 10th Street, Suite 40

Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone:  (501)280-4148


ADH Coordinated School Health