2013 KidStrong Conference Concord University Graduate Assignment

KidStrong Conference
Concord University Graduate Assignment
Title: Coordinated School Public Health-KidStrong Conference 2013
Coordinated School Public Health
WVDE/Office of Healthy Schools
CRN: 60001
Course Date: Summer 2013
Due Date:
Friday, May 9, 2014
Your grade will be posted on the CU student online website after the
SUMMER 2013 term ends in August 2013. Please contact the Concord
University Registrar’s Office at 1-304-384-5323 or 1-304-384-5331 if you have
difficulty accessing your grade.
Background: Healthy Students = Better Students.
A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school
and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and
social services, youth and community development and community engagement
leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.
Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world
learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the
community and are open to everyone – all day, every day, evenings and weekends.
Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to
offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and
communities. Partners work to achieve these results: Children are ready to enter
school; students attend school consistently; students are actively involved in
learning and their community; families are increasingly involved with their
children's education; schools are engaged with families and communities; students
succeed academically; students are healthy - physically, socially, and emotionally;
students live and learn in a safe, supportive, and stable environment, and
Devised: April 26, 2013
KidStrong Conference
Concord University Graduate Assignment
communities are desirable places to live [Coalition for Community Schools
Please work with your RESA- Regional School Wellness Specialist (RSWS)
ts.htm), if needed, to implement one of the following assignment options:
1. Assess your school or county in relation to the community school concept
1. Complete a needs assessment summary/overview. Sample located at
http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/quicklinks.html under
KidStrong Conference-2013 then “Sample Community Schools Needs
2. Summarize next steps in implementing a community school.
2. Incorporate health information into the Student Emergency Information
Cards including:
1. Dates of recent immunizations
2. Insurance status (insured or not?)
3. Name of their primary care physician and dentist
4. Date of last well exam and dental exam
5. If they have asthma and asthma action plan
Please utilize the WVDE-Office of Healthy Schools’ “Success Story Template”
located at http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/ to complete and electronically
submit your impact, next steps and/or success story.
Include the following as applicable:
1. How your work on the above assignment has the potential to impact your
student population
2. Recommended next steps
3. Successes
Should you have any problems submitting your Success Story Template, please
contact or send your success story assignment in a WORD document attachment to
Linda Payne at [email protected]
Devised: April 26, 2013