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Tennessee's Coordinated School Health Initiative

The Tennessee Department of Education works

in collaboration with the Tennessee Department

of Health and the Centers for Disease Control

& Prevention to implement Coordinated School

Health (CSH) in Tennessee. Based upon passage

of the Coordinated School Health Improvement

Act of 1999, Chapter 554 and the subsequent 2006

Public Chapter 1001, CSH was created and funded

with state budget dollars to implement CSH to all

school systems in Tennessee. Funds support the

development of a local infrastructure to promote

health, and wellness for all students and staff and

thereby decrease barriers that prevent students

from achieving their full academic potential.