Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinated School Health 2nd Quarterly Meeting Announcement

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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; School Counselors; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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Coordinated School Health (CSH)

2nd Quarter Meeting Announcement

Monitoring and Avoiding Risk Behaviors in School


The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is pleased to announce the Statewide Coordinated School Health (CSH) 2nd Quarter meeting, to be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  This CSH meeting will focus on e-cigarette use among teens, the Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment, and the G.U.I.D.E. for Life Personal Competencies.


The DESE, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), provides professional development and resources to assist school personnel with addressing the needs of the whole child in the school setting. The Coordinated School Health Program and activities are supported with funding provided to the ADE through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention RFA-DP18-1801 Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Management of Chronic Disease grant funding. This program is designed to develop the capacity for school personnel to utilize a team approach to address today’s most relevant public health issues inhibiting academic achievement.


The CSH 2nd Quarter meeting will highlight resources covering:  

  • The Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment and how to utilize the results

  • Health and Safety Hazards of E-Cigarettes

  • Student perspective of e-cigarette use

  • Brief overview of the new Arkansas Health Standards

  • Introduction to G.U.I.D.E for Life


    Participants may expect to gain information and resources from content experts. The CSH meeting is open to all Arkansas public school district personnel. District wellness committee chairs are strongly encouraged to attend.  

Meeting Date



Who should Attend

November 6, 2019

Heifer Village

One World Ave., Little Rock, AR

Jo Luck Global Impact Room

Addressing E-Cigarette Use Among Teens, Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment, G.U.I.D.E. for Life

Wellness Chair, CSH Coordinator, Administrator, Health Teachers/Coaches, Nurse, Counselor, School Resource Officer








Meeting Times: 9:00-3:30

Registration: Participants will register for the November meeting online using the Arkansas Department of Education Professional Development Registration Portal of ESCWorks. 

Cost: No cost

What to Bring although it is not required, these events include hands-on activities and planning time. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or other smart device for maximum participation.

Lodging (If applicable): For the night prior to each quarterly meeting event date, a block of rooms has been reserved at the state rate for participants requiring lodging. Lodging reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to each event in order to ensure the state rate is available.

Hampton Inn

320 River Market Ave.

Little Rock, AR

Nightly Room Rate: $94.00 + Tax (Parking fee $9.00 per day + tax)

Phone: 501-244-0600

Reservation Block Title: Coordinated School Health (CSH)

November Booking Link: (Copy and Paste the link into the web browser),WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT


A draft meeting agenda is attached to this Commissioner’s Memo. Participants will receive 6 hours of professional development for attending each quarterly meeting.


For questions regarding the Arkansas Coordinated School Health Program or other school health strategies, please contact the DESE School Health Services Office at 501-683-3604.


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