About CSHE

The American Public Health Association’s Center for School, Health and Education advances equity in school settings to prevent dropout and improve graduation rates for K-12 students. We partner with schools, school-based health centers, community organizations, and other stakeholders to strengthen the integration of public health in all strategies, policies and practices. Rooted in social justice, our strategic model is helping schools create opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential despite social disadvantages.

High school graduation is a public health priority and the leading health indicator in Healthy People 2020 Adolescent Health Objective 5 and APHA policy statement 20165

Since 2013, the Center has reached over 600 professionals who have responsibility for over 15,000 students. Visit Our Impact page for more.