Student Health and Wellness 

Healthy CPS

Healthy CPS, an initiative led by the CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW), aims to remove health-related barriers to learning so that students may succeed in college, career and life. Healthy students are better learners. Healthy CPS aligns with Healthy Chicago, the city’s first public health agenda.

The goal of Healthy CPS is to make sure students have access to a healthy school environment centered around:

  • Health policies
  • Health education
  • Healthcare services
  • Healthy foods
  • Physical activity

Our Vision:

To create a Healthy CPS that serves as a national benchmark for student health and wellness. CPS is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students.

The Office of Student Health and Wellness is composed of four departments that work together to accomplish the Healthy CPS vision.

We encourage families to learn about the programs and services Office of Student Health and Wellness offers to ensure your child’s health and wellness needs are met and how you can get involved.

The Office of Student Health and Wellness uses two departments that work together to accomplish the Healthy CPS vision:

Student Health: Mobilizes CPS schools to align with chronic condition health policies, coordinate health services, and promote sexual health education for all students.

Vision and Hearing: Provides access to high quality vision and hearing screening services and medical follow-up, including vision and hearing exams for all CPS students.

Student Wellness: Improves healthy school environments by promoting physical activity, healthy foods and health education in schools.

  • Physical Activity - Schools support physical activity throughout the school day through recess, physical education and additional physical activity opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
  • Healthy Foods - Schools provide students with access to healthy foods and nutrition education in school.
  • LearnWELL - Helps schools follow CPS wellness policies.

Health Education and Physical Education: Ensure every CPS student receives regular high quality Health and Physical Education Instruction that is lead by a qualified teacher

        • Health Education:

    • Instruction is aligned with Common Core and national standards, and is provided to students for a minimum of 60 minutes per week
    • Instruction is led by a teacher trained in health education who demonstrates leadership in school wellness
    • Program is supported by comprehensive resources and stakeholders
    • Program emphasizes shared accountability at the student, teacher, school, and district level
    • Increase district-wide access to and utilization of exemplary Sexual Health Education
     

        • Physical Education:

    • High-quality physical education instruction is provided every day
    • Instruction is led by a teacher trained in physical education who demonstrates leadership in school wellness
    • Program is supported by comprehensive resources and stakeholders
    • Program emphasizes shared accountability at the student, teacher, school, and district level

       

Students learn better at healthy schools. CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) aims to remove health-related barriers to learning so that students may succeed in college, career and life.


Page Last Modified on Thursday, September 22, 2016