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Student Wellness Programs
Healthy Schools/Student Wellness Grants
Resources in Response to COVID-19
The Office of Health and Wellness has contributed to resources that support educators during these unprecedented times. The following are the most requested areas regarding practices and the COVID-19 guidelines.
About Student Wellness Grants
In 2008, the State legislature passed HB 1224, providing state money from Amendment 23 to be used for Student Wellness Programs to address:
The Student Wellness Grant, exists to implement student wellness programs that support the implementation of whole school, whole community, whole child approaches to:
- Increase coordination of policies, practices, and programs to support the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of students and reduce barriers to learning.
- Build district infrastructure and sustainability to support a WSCC approach.
- Improve local wellness (USDA) or supporting health and wellness policies aligned with best practices.
- Increase implementation of district wellness policies and best practices to support healthy eating, physical activity, and health education.
- Connect school health and wellness efforts to comprehensive health education standards and skills.
The Programs use the Coordinated School Health model (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child) to address these priorities through:
Physical Education and Physical Activity
Nutrition Environment and Services
Counseling Psychological and Social Services
Social Emotional Climate
About Student CDC Healthy Schools Grant
Healthy Schools Quick Links
News and Announcements
New Funding Opportunity Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Program Mini Grant Opportunity
Current Student Wellness Grantees
- Harrison School District Two
- Hayden School District R-1
- Mountain Valley School District R E1
- Salida School District R-32-J
- Sheridan School District 2
- Weld County School District 6
- Charter School Institute - Steamboat Montessori
- Charter School Institute - New America Schools
- Douglas County RE-1 - Renaissance Secondary School
- Harrison 2 - Atlas Preparatory Elementary
Current CDC Healthy Schools Grantees *
- Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA) (PDF)
- Policies and Guidelines for Colorado Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards and Instruction
- Comprehensive Health Education Fact Sheet
- Drug Prevention Instructional Sample Units
- Marijuana Use Prevention Resource Bank
- Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Resources
- Mental Health Resource Bank
Community and State Partners
Connections Across CDE
Previously Funded Districts
- Archuleta School District
- Center Consolidated Schools
- CSI - New America School
- Harrison School District #2
- Hayden School District
- Lake County School District
- Poudre School District
- Silverton School District
- Weld County School District 6
- El Paso County School District 49
- Englewood Schools
- Jefferson County Public Schools
- St. Vrain Valley School District
- STRIVE Preparatory Schools
* Funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, School Health Branch, Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools (CDC-RFA-DP18-1801) Grant. This is a five year grant supporting these districts.