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.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 and physical educators
- 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
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Centers for Disease Control/School Health Index
- Coordinated School Health Programs
- Local Wellness Policy Development
- Texas Department of State Health Services, School Health Program
- Vision and Hearing Screening Guidelines
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.
For ESC Region 11 Nursing Services, please visit https://www.esc11.net/nurse.