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Congratulations to Broward Public Schools for being named 'Healthy School District'

By Florida Department of Health in Broward, Public Information Office

June 03, 2016

Contact:

Candy Sims, Public Information Officer, Candy.sims@flhealth.gov, 954-467-4784

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Broward County congratulates Broward County Public Schools on their Silver level recognition as a Florida Healthy School District. This recognition, developed by the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership, aims to recognize the hard work and success of school districts related to physical, mental and social health of students and staff.

“We congratulate Broward County Public Schools and will continue to partner with them to protect, promote and improve the health of Broward County students,” said Dr. Paula Thaqi, Health Officer, Florida Department of Health in Broward County.

The Florida Healthy District recognition is based on the successful submission of the Florida Healthy District Self-Assessment and lasts for a period of two years, after which districts will need to reapply for recognition. The Self-Assessment is divided and scored based on the following categories: district infrastructure; physical education; health services; and counseling, psychological and social services.

Since 2009, the Coordinated School Health Partnership, in cooperation with Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Association of School District Superintendents and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, has recognized 47 districts for establishing a culture and climate that embraces the Coordinated School Health approach to reduce and eliminate barriers to learning and support academic achievement.

The Coordinated School Health Partnership is a grassroots, volunteer organization whose mission is to create health literate and health practicing students and staff in all Florida

schools. Members represent professional associations, foundations, not-for-profit organizations, businesses, insurers, and health and education groups. The partnership is committed to working together to improve the health of children, adolescents and staff in Florida schools.

For more information and a complete list of recognized healthy districts, visit http://www.healthydistrict.com.

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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