Healthy School Environment
The Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids website. In the United States, we work at the national, state and local levels. Around the world, we are active in low- and middle-income countries facing the greatest threat from tobacco. In addition to our work fighting tobacco use, our Global Health Advocacy Incubator applies our broad range of advocacy experience to supporting organizations working to address other critical public health challenges.
The CDC Division of Violence Prevention website. In 1979, violent behavior was identified by the U.S. Surgeon General as a key public health priority. Shortly thereafter, in 1980, CDC began studying patterns of violence. These early activities grew into a national program to reduce the death and disability associated with injuries outside the workplace. In 1992, CDC established the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) as the lead federal organization for violence prevention. The Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) is one of three divisions within NCIPC.The Division’s mission is to prevent injuries and deaths caused by violence.
DVP is committed to stopping violence before it begins (i.e., primary prevention). The division’s work involves:
- Monitoring violence-related injuries
- Conducting research on the factors that put people at risk or protect them from violence
- Creating and evaluating the effectiveness of violence prevention programs
- Helping state and local partners plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs
- Conducting research on the effective adoption and dissemination of prevention strategies
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
The Office of Safe and Healthy Students website. The OSHS is a part of the U.S. Department of Education. The Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving the quality and excellence of programs and activities that are designed to (1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, (2) improve school conditions for student learning, and (3) improve the use of technology in order to improve academic achievement and digital literacy. OSHS is headed by a Director, who reports to the Assistant Secretary and advises the Assistant Secretary on matters related to the programs administered by OSHS. The Office of the Director provides overall support, coordination, and leadership to the following program units:
- Well-Rounded Educational Opportunities
- Safe and Healthy Students
- Education Technology
- Education for Homeless Children and Youth
- Neglected and Delinquent Youth