Rural Schools and Health – Organizations
Action for Healthy Kids
Works to improve the health and educational performance of
children by promoting healthy nutrition and increased
physical activity in schools. Provides tools and resources
to support healthy schools.
American Council on Rural Special Education
Organization of special educators, general educators, administrators, researchers, and parents who are committed to the enhancement of education and health services to students with disabilities living in rural America.
American School Health Association
Works to transform schools into places where all students
can learn and thrive in a healthy and safe environment by utilizing collaborative efforts of multidisciplinary health professionals.
Center for Rural School Health & Education
Builds partnerships with rural schools and communities.
Conducts strategic planning and community-based
participatory research to improve and promote the health
and safety of rural children in schools. Offers resources
and best practices.
Children's Health Fund
Provides pediatric healthcare, improves access, supports
public health initiatives, and shapes policy through
advocacy efforts that serve disadvantaged children in poor
rural and urban communities.
National Association of State Boards of Education
Supports and empowers citizen leaders on state boards of education working to strengthen the public education system for students of all races, genders, and environments. Includes databases on state policy regulations and practices governing state education systems in all states and U.S. territories, and on existing statutory and regulatory language on student health.
National Center for Rural School Mental Health
A partnership between school districts and researchers working together to develop the capacity of rural schools to address adolescent mental health concerns. Works to develop and evaluate a comprehensive approach to improve student mental health through early identification, prevention, and intervention.
National Head Start Association
Provides school readiness programs with comprehensive
education, health, nutrition, and parent education services
for low-income children or children with special needs and
National Indian Education Association
Supports traditional Native American cultures, promotes
Native control of educational institutions, and improves
educational opportunities and wellness for American
Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
Office of Head Start
Promotes school readiness for young children from
low-income families. Manages Head Start and Early Head
Start programs to support the development of children from
birth to age 5. Provides early learning, health, and family
U.S. Department of Education
Promotes educational excellence for all students and
provides information on financial aid, school safety,
family and community engagement, and support for students
living in poverty.