Office of Healthy Schools

The Office of Healthy Schools is a division of the Mississippi Department of Education whose responsibility it is to provide programming that promotes health and wellness in schools across the state.  Through strategies, programs, services and initiatives that are coordinated by the Office of Healthy Schools, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) continues to focus on and promote the undeniable connection between healthy students and schools and academic achievement.

A healthy school is a vital part of a healthy community, and successful collaboration is required from school administrators, staff, students, parents and the community. The Office of Healthy Schools is committed and prepared to offer technical assistance and services to enable schools and communities to create effective school health Programs based on the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Health and Learning Model developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage life-long healthful behaviors that contribute to healthy and productive citizens.

What's New
Emerging Disease Guidance
Mississippi Green Ribbon School Award Application
NEW CDC Resource - Health and Academic Achievement
Move to Learn
Mississippi Green Ribbon School Award Application (2014)
2013 Excellence in Physical Education Certification Program
2013 YRBS Survey Administrator's PowerPoint
Contemporary Health (9-12)
Contemporary Health (K-8)
Mississippi Physical Education Curriculum (K-12)
MS Code 37-13-171 (Sex-related Education)  Resources
Best Practices Toolkit for Shared Use Agreements in Mississippi
Office of Healthy Schools Intern Application
Health in Action
Health Education Curriculum Training Module
Wellness Policy Guide (2014) 


Office of Healthy Schools     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-1737     Fax: (601) 576-1417

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