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Working with Schools

Healthy Kids Learn Better Partnership (HKLB) works at the state and local level to foster partnerships between health and education stakeholders in order to reduce physical, social and emotional barriers to learning. It consists of three distinct partners:
The HKLB State Program provides technical assistance to education and public health partners on school health issues including the Coordinated School Health Approach.

Technical Assistance for Schools is provided by Isabelle Barbour, MPH, Team Lead for the Healthy Kids Learn Better Program.  Contact Isabelle at: 971.673.0376 and

General Resources for Working with Schools

Steps to Take with Schools 

All about Coordinated School Health

Presentations and Resources on academic achievement and health, the importance of health in schools, and more from the Healthy Kids Learn Better Program.

National Association of State Board of Education's Fit (NASBEFit) and Healthy and Ready to Learn - Chapter F: Policies to prevent tobacco use

School Surveys and Data

Learn more about the Oregon Healthy Teens (OHT) Survey

More information on creating tobacco-free policies for K-12 schools is available here.

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