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Build or Re-energize a School Health Team

"The strength of the team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the team."

We’re glad you’re here. Building an active and effective School Health Team is the first step toward making positive changes.   A school health team, also called a wellness team, is usually comprised of school staff, administrators, parents, community members, and students working in partnership to collectively provide guidance on all aspects of the school health program. Learn more about how to build and organize your school health team by investigating the tools and resources in this section.

After your team is up and running, it’s time to proceed to Step 2, Assess the School Environment, Choose a Focus and Create a Plan. Make sure to gather team input every step of the way. A cohesive team that works together toward a few clearly defined goals will be the most successful.  As you move forward be sure to create a timeline and remind team members of deadlines to keep everyone on track and moving toward policy change.