SHACs assist the districts in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction. Additionally, SHACs play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime.
In School Health Advisory Council: A Guide for Texas School Districts (Publication N. E05-12431), the Texas Department of State Health Services provides school staff and community members basic information about the value of SHACs in creating a healthy school environment for students.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Danielle Leon, SHAC Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org.