Coordinated School Health

Published: 6/9/2015 12:28 PM

​The Kentucky (KY) School Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) Network will provides a comprehensive approach for engaging schools across the state to promote healthy schools: nutrition policies, physical education/activity policies and staff wellness.

Our team has members both at the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Key collaborative partners include Humana Vitality and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Our future vision
The KY SHAPE Network collaborates with the eight educational cooperatives for the formation of regional advisory committees. Each regional advisory committee will have two KY SHAPE Network Specialists (one elementary and one middle/high school) who will serve as contacts for their region.
How we are funded
The Department for Public Health is the recipient of the CDC State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors, and Promote School Health at both the Basic and Enhanced levels. This grant cultivates the state level partnership between the Department for Public Health (DPH) and KY Department of Education (KDE).  Coordinated School Health funding from this grant will provide for state and regional staff, and support for professional development events through the KY SHAPE Network.
State Initiatives
kyhealthnow- Governor Steve Beshear has made improving the health and wellness of Kentucky’s children, families and workforce one of his highest priorities. To significantly advance the wellbeing of Kentucky’s citizens, Governor Beshear has announced specific health goals for the Commonwealth. He has outlined a number of strategies to help achieve these goals over the next five years, and will continue to add strategies throughout his term. These strategies will be implemented through executive and legislative actions, public-private partnerships and through the success of enrolling Kentuckians in health care coverage.



Jamie Sparks
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848