MO DESE Selected as 1 of the Top 20 Candidates

By Jenna Michaels

CDC Healthy Schools is pleased to announce that 20 recipients have been awarded Fiscal Year 2023 funding through the “School-Based Interventions to Promote Equity and Improve Health, Academic Achievement, and Well-Being of Students” Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (CDC RFA-DP23-0002). The award is a five-year cooperative agreement to protect and improve the health and well-being of school-age children and adolescents in underserved and disproportionately affected communities.
Recipients will use the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model to:

  • Establish key partnerships to support school health programs.
  • Promote dissemination and implementation of CDC school health guidelines, tools, and resources through professional development and technical assistance.
  • Use action planning to implement physical activity, school nutrition, and school health policies, practices, programs, and services within state and local education agencies, schools, and out-of-school time settings.