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.
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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.
Links to comprehensive and coordinated school health education programs, initiatives, and various topics including HIV Education, Physical Education, School Nursing and Health.
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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.
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Seeking to provide all Colorado students with integrated behavioral health, happiness and the tools to achieve maximum health and well-being.
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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.
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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