Community groups, organizations, and local businesses create partnerships with schools, share resources, and volunteer to support student learning, development, and health-related activities. The school, its students, and their families benefit when leaders and staff at the district or school solicits and coordinates information, resources, and services available from community-based organizations, businesses, cultural and civic organizations, social service agencies, faith-based organizations, health clinics, colleges and universities, and other community groups. Schools, students, and their families can contribute to the community through service-learning opportunities and by sharing school facilities with community members (e.g., school-based community health centers and fitness facilities).
National Association of State Boards of Education's How Schools Work and How to Work With SchoolsThe National Association of State Boards of Education provides a guide on how to work with schools. There are chapters focusing on different topics: how schools work and how to work with schools describing the federal, national organization, state and local roles in education and guiding principles and concepts for working with schools and practical steps.
National Association of Chronic Disease Director's Local Health Department and School Partnerships: Working Together to Build
This tool focuses on how schools and local health departments can work together to build healthy schools.
National Association of Chronic Disease Director's Opportunities for School and Hospital Partnership in Mgmt. of Chronic Conditions
An issue brief for health departments that integrate community health needs assessment requirements for non-profit hospitals under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid initiatives, and additional opportunities.
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools' Partner Build Grow
A coalition formation template on how to build an action team and identify potential partners. Aids in identifying possible agencies, organizations or local groups within your community to be considered as a coalition is formed.
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