Funds will support targeted health education, services and activities of the New York State Center for School Health (NYSCSH), NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse MOU (beginning 11/1/14), and Kaleida Health Contract (Buffalo).
These funds are available for health-related programs focused on increasing the capacity of school districts and buildings to coordinate their school health education programs, health policies and supportive services, while directly increasing their capacity to deliver comprehensive evidence-based health instruction and professional development. This will be accomplished in part by establishing a resource center to provide professional development and technical assistance to school health services and school health education staff. Such health-related programs include but are not limited to, those providing health instruction and supportive services in health education (misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), nutrition, physical activity/education, coordinated school health, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome education (AIDS).
State Statute: Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2005