Comprehensive School Health

  • ESC Region 11 strives to provide districts and charters with quality professional development, technical assistance, and resources related to the Coordinated School Health Model, including vision and hearing screening.

    The Texas Comprehensive School Health Network is a collaborative effort of the Texas Department of State Health Services and the regional ESCs. Through this project, the school health specialist provides technical assistance and staff development and meets a broad range of needs by maintaining an active and cooperative network of public, private, and voluntary health organizations.

    Services provided include:

    • regional training for coordinated school health education
    • continuing education for school nurses
    • staff development and technical assistance in planning, developing, and implementing health instruction for health educators, physical educators, and school nurses
    • regional trainings for the screening of vision, hearing, spinal, and acanthosis nigricans
    • technical assistance in planning and implementing sexuality education
    • staff development in HIV/AIDS awareness for school staff, school board, and community
    • training and assistance in establishing School Health Advisory Councils and providing assistance with existing SHACs
    • regional trainings for the implementation of abstinence education programs


    For more information regarding North Texas Area Coordinators (NTAC) Health and Physical Education or TAHPERD, Contact Marcella Porter for upcoming meeting dates, conferences, and other events.

    Peggy DeMoss
    (817) 740-7529