Office of Healthy Schools
Other Florida Department of Education Links
Food and Nutrition Management is responsible for managing funds from the USDA for child nutrition programs in the state of Florida. This web site includes staff information, FAQs, technical assistance documents, the program’s newsletters, and a listing of nutrition education and foodservice materials available for loan.
This program administrates the federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program in the state of Florida through the administration and distribution of Title IV funds which are used for K-12 school-based substance abuse and violence prevention programs. This site includes a state district coordinator’s directory, data reports, district profiles, events, legislation, publications, and loan materials.
This project is responsible for providing technical assistance, training and resources to Florida school districts and state agencies in matters related to the student support areas of school psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, and school-to-work.
Florida Department of Health Links
Florida School Health Services are a public service provided to students in PreK through 12th grade. School health staff is composed mostly of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and health aides. This site includes contact lists, program descriptions, news articles, legislation, reports, and links.
The Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Education provide organizational structure and processes for the survey and collection of information for the YRBS. The information obtained from this survey supports schools and other local community agencies and organizations serving Florida’s youth. The data is then utilized to appropriately design and implement programs that prevent drug use, provide healthy environments, and support a delivery of educational services to youth.
This state-based telephone surveillance system is designed to collect data on individual risk behaviors and preventive health practices related to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Information from the survey is used for health planning, program evaluation, and monitoring health objectives within the Department of Health. The target population of this survey is people 18 years and older who reside in Florida household.
Governorís Council on Physical Fitness Link
This site encourages Florida citizens to be pro-active in helping each other live healthy lifestyles in an effort to shift the focus of health care in Florida from treating chronic diseases to preventing them. It includes a page on childrenís health, obesity prevention and much more.
Federal Government Links
The federal Coordinated School Health Program is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. This site includes the revised School Health Index
, State-by-State information, and documents on special topics.
Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of Americans.