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Health and Wellness

The Office of Health & Wellness and CDE provide state and federal funding, training, and technical assistance to schools to prevent risk behavior, serve at-risk students and their families, and promote positive health and behavior. We offer information on the following topics:

Coordinated School Health

Coordinated School Health connects all of the staff in a school who work with health and prevention. They create a school health team to coordinate messages, programs and funding, and make changes to create healthy schools.
Learn more about Coordinated School Health

Brain Injury

Working with Colorado school districts to develop a comprehensive system of support for children with a mild to severe brain injury, through the development of systemic district-level     protocol and partnership with community resources.

Learn more about Brain Injury

Healthy Schools

Links to comprehensive and coordinated school health education programs, initiatives, and various topics including HIV Education, Physical Education, School Nursing and Health.
Learn more about Healthy Schools


Colorado districts can bill for Medicaid covered services that are provided in schools. The Colorado Department of Education provides training on development of the local service plans, which are required to participate in the program. This site provides guidance and resources.
Learn more about Medicaid

Project AWARE

Seeking to provide all Colorado students with integrated behavioral health, happiness and the tools to achieve maximum health and well-being.
Learn more about Project AWARE

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid

School Nursing and Health

The Office of Health & Wellness also assists Colorado school districts and youth-serving agencies in providing accurate and age-appropriate health programs for school and agency staff, students K-12, and parents.
Learn more about School Nursing and Health

Title V Abstinence Education

Supports Colorado youth in developing and navigating healthy relationships and making decisions that result in reduced teen pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
Learn more about Title V

Health & Wellness Staff

The Office of Health & Wellness assists Colorado school districts in strengthening relationships among school employees, parents, and community members.
Meet the Health and Wellness staff

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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