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SHAC Information

BENEFITS OF A SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

Effective school health councils can:
  • Be instrumental in improving student health and creating healthy schools
  • Help schools meet community expectations
  • Support school-health staffed programs
  • Provide a way for community members to work together with school personnel to accomplish school district goals
  • Utilize and make the most of community resources and assets
  • Influence more people within a community than a single institution could
  • Be a credible, collective voice of support for healthy children and youth
  • Provide a range of advice and perspectives
  • Foster personal satisfaction and help members understand their roles in strengthening their community
  • Foster cooperation by building trust and consensus among grassroots organizations, community segments, and diverse citizens