State School Health Policy Matrix

 

State School Health Policy Matrix

State School Health Policy Matrix
As leaders across the country seek to improve student health, there is a growing need for tools to help navigate the complex world of school health policy. In partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and SHAPE America we have developed this guide to state-level school health policies for the following topics: competitive foods and beverages, physical education and physical activity, and administration of medication in the school environment. The State School Health Policy Matrix outlines relevant state-level policies for each of these areas, including a direct link to the policy. It also it indicates which political entity or agency adopted the policy or issued guidance, helping to an­swer the question – Who has historically had the authority to make policy changes in the areas of competitive foods and beverages, physical education and physical activity, and administration of medication in each state?

 

WEBINAR: Keys to Understanding State Level School Health Policies
January 30, 2014

This webinar introduce the State School Health Policy Matrix and highlights how users can use it to better understand what policies are in place in the states and how they were adopted.  This webinar is was co-hosted by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, the National Association of State Boards of Education, and the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Speaker:
Natasha Frost, JD
Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center

Moderators:
Rachelle Johnsson Chiang, MPH, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Whitney Meagher, MSW, National Association of State Boards of Education
Carly Braxton, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Click here to view the archive, or download the slides.