Purpose • Council Officers •
Activities • Superintendents' Leadership Award •
School Administrator and School Board
Support for School Health
The ASHA Council on Administrative Support for School Health and the National School Boards Association have released two documents that outline actions that School Administrators and School Boards can take to support a coordinated approach to health.
Schools that adopt a coordinated approach to planning and problem-solving to meet students’ needs are more likely to position them for success in school and throughout their lifetimes.
Read, download, and disseminate these valuable documents!
The ASHA Council on Administrator Support for School Health has compiled a list of resources designed for use by both school health professionals and school administrators in advocating for and developing quality school health policies and practices. The list, Resources for Advocating with Local School Decision-makers About School Health and Learning, provides hotlinks to many of the documents on partner organization websites. We hope these are useful tools for increasing collaboration between health and education.
The Council on Administrative Support for School Health is a group of ASHA members committed to developing and sustaining support for coordinated school health programs among school administrators.
Council membership includes school board members, traditional practitioners, administrators, and educators at all levels.
In addition, Council membership includes community members, parents, volunteers, and service providers.
Provide a forum to develop and sustain support for coordinated school health programs among school administrators.
Provide professional development opportunities for school administrators and ASHA members.
Provide collaboration and networking opportunities for school administrators.
Provide assistance to other ASHA groups regarding developing and sustainable support for their initiatives from school administrators.
Provide support for the ASHA strategic plan.
Jaki Ellis, MS, CHES
Sharon Murray, MHSE, CHES
Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education
Immediate Past Chairperson
Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (SSDHPER)
Kim McLaughlin, MSEd, C.A.S., CHES
Student Support Services Center
Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
Superintendents' School Health Leadership Award
Read a full description of the award
The 2011 Superintendents' Award was presented to Dr. Peter C. Gorman, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
The American School Health Association (ASHA) proudly sponsors an annual award saluting a superintendent who recognizes the connection between student health and academic achievement.
The Supertintendents' School Health Leadership Award, presented by the ASHA Council on Administrative Support for School Health, was established to celebrate superintendents who are committed to meeting the needs of the whole child in a coordinated and comprehensive fashion.
Award nominees are superintendents who demonstrate exemplary commitment to student and staff health within their districts and beyond.
Criteria for Consideration are available to prepare your nomination.
A one-page description of the award also is available.
If you are an ASHA member with first-hand knowledge of a superintendent who meets these criteria, you are invited to submit a nomination to: SConley@ashaweb.org or submit a paper copy to: Stephen COnley, PhD, Executive Director, American School Health Association, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 403, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
The 2012 recipient will be announced at the 86th Annual ASHA School Health Conference, October 10 - 13, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.
The deadline for nominations - May 22, 2012.
Administrative Support for School Health
Articles of Interest Published in the Journal of School Health
Impact of a School Health Coordinator Intervention on Health-Related School Policies and Student Behavior
Managing Asthma in Schools: Lessons Learned and Recommendations
Council on Administrative Support for School Health Listserv
To better communicate and share information with colleagues, ASHA Sections and Councils have organized "Members Only" Listservs specific to their interest or issue-focused topic in school health. As a member of the Council on Indigenous Health, you are encouraged to share information via the various Listservs.
To subscribe to the Council on Administrative Support for School Health listserv, send an email to: email@example.com
In the body of the message, type:
SUBSCRIBE insertname of listserv-L[Your name]
For example, to join the Council on Administrative Support listserv, you would enter:
SUBSCRIBE ASHAADMINSUPPCOUNCIL-L[Jane Doe]
The ASHA listservs are monitored and available only to ASHA members.
To send a message, click on the link below. This will connect you to an email. Simply enter your Subject and Message, and click send. The email that will be sent will be transmitted from you so please remember to include your e-signature if you would like responses sent directly back to you.
embers of the American School Health Association receive a print and online subscription to the Journal of School Health with their membership. ASHA members must access the online edition through the Members-Only section of the ASHA website.
Non-members can access issues of the Journal of School Health via
the Wiley InterScience, Inc., web site.
Non-members wishing to become an ASHA member can complete the online Membership Application or contact the ASHA National Office at 330-678-1601 (phone); 330-678-1601 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
Professional Membership - $130 (includes print and online editions)
Basic Membership - $75 (online edition only)
Student Membership - $40 (includes print and online editions)
Organizational Membership - $500 (includes print and online editions for 5 individuals)
For additional ASHA information, contact:
American School Health Association
4340 East West Highway, Suite 403
Bethesda, Maryland 20814