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School health staff play an important role in promoting student health. Use this webpage to:

  • Create and deliver health lessons;
  • Share reliable information with students and families; and
  • Link students and families to health services.

Resources that help health care professionals quickly create and tailor their own lesson plans.

  • Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum, CDC
    The CDC outlines characteristics to consider when developing effective health education curriculum.

  • Lesson plan template (fillable PDF), Public Health - Seattle & King County
    This lesson plan template is modified from the Understanding by Design framework and is intended to support school health staff streamline their lesson plan development process. This template encourages school health staff to brainstorm: a long term goal for their lesson (ten years from now, what will you want your students to remember?), three big takeaways from the lesson, how they will assess students have learned the material, and finally the activities, talking points, and materials necessary to carry out the lesson.

Bulletin boards are a great way to engage students waiting to be seen or people just passing by your center. Bulletin board ideas from Pinterest to get you started

Most of these materials can be changed to meet the needs of your school. Use the pictures you like, add in things specific to your school and feel free to take out any text or only use some of the messages.

If you need help printing off any of these materials please contact us.

Pre-developed lesson plans and health information that can be modified for a specific lesson.

Nutrition

Oral health

  • Tooth Tutor, Washington State Dept. of Health
    An oral health curriculum that is straightforward and easily adaptable to grades Pre-K to 12.

Social and emotional learning

Wellness

Resources for school health staff to support families in navigating and understanding various health topics.

Active living

  • Bike safety: English | Spanish, Seattle Children's
    Information on why helmets are important, how they should fit correctly, and where to get free and low-cost helmets.

    • Bike Safety, KidsHealth
      Information on helmet basics. Information is also available in Spanish.

  • Sun safety: English | Spanish, KidsHealth
    Information on keeping skin healthy during the summer months. Information is also available in Spanish.

Asthma management

  • Asthma Center, KidsHealth
    Information on what asthma is, how to prevent flare ups, how to monitor the child's health, and answers to frequently asked questions. Resources are also available in Spanish.

Immunizations

  • Vaccines, CDC
    Vaccine schedules, current recommendations, frequently asked questions, school requirements and laws, and more.

  • Vax Northwest
    For families and school health staff working with school aged children to answer questions about vaccines with accurate and reliable information.

  • Immunizations: English | Spanish Washington State Dept. of Health
    Answers to frequently asked questions, immunization information for folks of all ages, and Washington State school immunization requirements. Information is also available in Spanish.

Oral health

  • Brush up On Healthy Teeth, CDC
    Resources such as "Steps for Kid's Smiles" and a poster in English and Spanish to promote oral health.

  • Children's Oral Health, CDC
    Information on teeth and on what parents and caregivers can do to encourage children to maintain good oral hygiene.

  • Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy: English | Spanish, KidsHealth
    Information on when dental care should start, how to prevent cavities, the anatomy of teeth and more. Information is also available in Spanish.

  • Oral Health, Healthychildren.org
    Diet tips to prevent dental cavities and information on fluoride use and children.

Wellness

Information to help families access health resources and affordable activities during the summer months.

  • Community Health Centers
    A list of all community health centers in King County, including links to their websites, addresses, and phone numbers.

  • Seattle Parks and Recreation
    Activities providing safe and welcoming opportunities for children and families to play and learn.

  • Summer Food Service Program, Seattle Human Services Dept.
    Provides breakfast, lunches, and snacks during the summer for children under the age of 19.

  • Food, Cash, Medical, Washington State Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Resource for families in Washington state.

Includes resources for families and school health staff to use when working with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Clear Communication, National Institutes of Health
    Clear communication and cultural competency.

  • EthnoMed
    Cultural, language, health, illness, and community resources available to care health care professionals helping families navigate the health care system.

Includes a quick reference of reliable health education resources for students, families, and school health staff.