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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
SHAC Committees

The Austin ISD School Health Advisory Council committees are based on the eight components of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Health Model www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/CSHP/

There is a growing body of evidence showing the positive impact of one or more components on student health and learning outcomes. Many school leaders also report that their efforts at coordinating health initiatives result in improved attendance, less smoking among students and staff, lower rates of teenage pregnancy, increased participation in physical fitness activities, and greater interest in healthier diets.

SHAC committee membership is open to any individual interested in supporting health and wellness through development of coordinated school health programs in the AISD community.

  • Family and Community Involvement Committee
    Parents, teachers, administrators, businesses, state, county and local governments and volunteer health organizations all work together to focus attention on student health issues.
  • Nutrition Committee
    Promotes healthy food choices and provides nutrition education.
  • Physical Education/Activity Committee
    Features activities that emphasize cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility; encourages the development of lifetime leisure skills; and includes daily physical activity for students.
  • Health Education Committee
    Comprehensive health education curriculum offers age-appropriate, sequential K-12 instruction that includes information on consumer health, community health, environmental health, family life, growth and development, nutritional health, personal health, prevention and control of disease, safety and accident prevention, and substance use and abuse.
  • Social-Emotional Wellness Committee
    Concentrates on mental health, fosters substance abuse prevention, promotes life-skills training and builds problem-solving skills.
  • Health Services Committee
    Includes prevention, education, early detection screenings, interventions and referrals to community services in cooperation with other agencies. Involves nurses in classroom education, staff development, and state and volunteer health organizations.
  • Healthy and Safe School Environment Committee
    Enhances physical and social surroundings of students and staff and ensures safe surroundings including clean air and water.
  • Staff Wellness Committee
    Promotes positive role models for students and reduces absenteeism and insurance costs.
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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
Tracy Lunoff
AISD School Health Coordinator
1111 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
512.414.9778
tdiggs@austinisd.org