The American School Health Association participates in various coalitions to promote the health and well- being of youth.
- Coalition for Healthier Schools advocates for healthful physical school environments.
- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) advocates for funding of the school-based, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program, as well as for other ways to build and strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities.
- Friends of School Health, a coalition of government and non-government organizations, selects its priority issues annually. Current issues are funding for CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health and getting health education and physical education included in the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. It does not have a separate website. Patricia Anderson of the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation staffs the coalition.
- The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA), staffed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), advocates for healthier food choices and opportunities for being physically active. Issues include, but are not limited to, school-related topics.
- Friends of CDC and Friends of HRSA, two advocacy groups that support funding for those two federal agencies, are both staffed by the American Public Health Association.
- Research to Prevention is committed to improving the nation's health through prevention. Its mission is to make prevention and control of chronic diseases and disability a national policy and funding priority through education and advocacy.
- Tobacco Free Kids advocates for no smoking policies in schools and public places and for holding tobacco companies accountable when they violate rules prohibiting marketing to children and youth.