School Wellness Project

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is announcing a funding opportunity titled the School Wellness Project (SWP) 2015-2016. The SWP’s focus is to enhance the partnership between local county health departments and neighboring schools by collectively conducting an assessment of school health and wellness programs. The project will utilize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2014 School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment and Planning Guide. This tool identifies strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs that promote health and safety and assists in development of action plans to improve student health using a coordinated school health model.

Funding is provided by the Department's combined funds of Team Nutrition (TN) and Maternal Child Health (MCH). Local county health departments are encouraged to submit funding application. The deadline to submit applications is close of business Friday, May 22, 2015. In lieu of a letter of intent, interested agencies are asked to register by requesting a funding application.

A sample scope of work defining key deliverables, FAQ along with a request of application are available. Please click on the links below.




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