ASHA Position Statements

School Administrators Enhance Student Achievement by Supporting the Whole Child
School administrators are in the primary position to change schools into places where students learn healthy lifestyle habits that support their success in school and are essential for lifetime well-being. READ MORE

The Role of the School Health Coordinator The American School Health Association (ASHA) believes that healthier students are better learners. School health programs continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of schools and students. A coordinated school health approach, such as that described in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, is an integrated set… READ MORE

Building Effective School-Family Partnerships – The American School Health Association (ASHA) believes that schools and families share responsibility for the health and academic success for children and youth. Schools need to implement consistent, collaborative approaches to engage parents and families in their child’s education. READ MORE

The Every Student Succeeds Act: Implications for K-12 Health Education and Physical Education – The American School Health Association (ASHA) believes that healthier students are better learners. To that end, ASHA supports the inclusion of health education and physical education as part of… READ MORE

A Coordinated Approach to Support Health and Learning – The American School Health Association (ASHA) believes that a multidisciplinary, coordinated school health (CSH) approach is the most effective and efficient means of promoting healthy citizens. READ MORE