Health Resource Links

Other Florida Department of Education Links

Food and Nutrition Management

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.

Office of Safe Schools

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.

Student Support Services

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

School Health Services, Florida Department of Health

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.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Reports

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.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Reports

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.

Governor’s 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 children’s health, obesity prevention and much more.

Federal Government Links

Adolescent and School Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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.

Healthy People

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.