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Theme: HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and inadequate physical activity

Purpose: To focus on methodologies and strategies that facilitate the development of a Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) for each participating school/district, and addresses the Core Content for Assessment in Practical Living. The Institute will offer models, resources and innovative program ideas for the development of health promotion and wellness programs with respect to the five theme areas.

Date: June 17-19, 2003

Location: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

Application Deadline: April 4, 2003. Click here for registration packet.

Registration Fee: $150 per person. Fee covers meals, lodging, Institute materials and seminars during the week. Housing is dormitory style.

Sponsored by: Kentucky Department of Education Kentucky Department for Public Health Kentucky Coordinated School Health Task Force Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Health Promotion & Administration Western Kentucky University, Department of Public Health Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Kentucky Association for School Health Kentucky Parent Teachers Association (PTA) University of Louisville, Dept. of Health, Physical Education & Sport Studies Southern Kentucky AHEC Kentucky Office of Family Resource and Youth Services Center.

Funded through: a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contact: If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Michael Ballard at (859) 622-1029 or (859) 622-2916 (fax) or via E-mail . Questions may also be directed to Dr. Donald Calitri at (859) 622-1142 or (859) 622-2916 (fax) or via E-mail .

Click here for a registration packet.



A coordinated school health program is an organized set of policies, procedures, and activities designed to protect and promote the health and well-being of students and staff. The graphic below shows the eight components of a Coordinated School Health Program.

Coordinated School Health Program



By providing a supportive learning environment, the following objectives will be accomplished:

  • Teams can assess the role of school health in their school or district, create a model school or district coordinated school health program, and develop a plan to put that model in place in their school/district.
  • Participants will examine and discuss the health education and fitness education resource materials and personnel available to them.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of the health promotion concepts and methods to prevent obesity and eating disorders, lack of physical activity, and other behaviors that reflect unhealthy lifestyles.
  • Participants will be provided with strategies for addressing implementation of the Practical Living Academic Expectations, Program of Studies, & Core Content for Assessment in their classrooms.
  • Participants will utilize and discuss current strategies and techniques to facilitate the teaching of health education, health related aspects of physical education, the school lunch program, and other school health programs.



Participants in the Kentucky Coordinated School Health Institute are encouraged to attend as a member of a team. Teams may represent a school or a school district. Teams must consist of at least two members and no more than five members. Ideally, teams should have a broad representation from different areas relating to student services and health education. Suggestions for team membership are listed below.

  • Teachers P-12
  • Health Educator or Health Coordinator
  • Administrator (Curriculum Supervisor, Principal, or Central Office Personnel)
  • Family Resource or Youth Service Center Director
  • School Nurse or Health Department Personnel with school experience
  • School Based Council Member or School Board Member
  • Guidance Counselor, Social Worker or School Psychologist
  • Community Member or Parent
  • Family and Consumer Science Teachers
  • AHEC Personnel



The Department of Health Promotion and Administration at Eastern Kentucky University is offering graduate course credit for students completing the Institute. Please contact Dr. Don Calitri at (859) 622-1147 or email for more information.



The institute will offer various concurrent sessions on contemporary health issues, new academic programs, valuable resources at the state, community, and national level, and hands-on planning for implementation of each team's school or district plan. During each day, time will be set aside for health promotion and recreational activities.

For further information pertaining to the Institute objectives, session topics, formation of appropriate teams, housing, and registration procedures, please download the Coordinated School Health Institute Registration Packet.



We have provided a Registration Application Packet and a Mini-grant application form in a Microsoft Word document format (.doc) and as an Adobe Acrobat portable document format (.PDF).** To save either version to your computer's hard drive, right click your mouse on the link, choose "save as" (or "save link as" if using Netscape) and save your document. After saving either document to your hard drive, you may open and print the document. If you have any problems downloading and printing the application, or if you would like to have a paper copy of the registration packet mailed to you, please email .

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