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Healthy CPS

Healthy CPS is a communications initiative that seeks to eliminate health-related barriers to learning by streamlining over 50 health and wellness policies into four badges: Health Leadership, Health Instruction, Healthy Environments, and Health Services.

Healthy CPS Status: Achieved

In alignment with the CDC Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Framework and the CPS Five-Year Vision, Healthy CPS provides schools with guidance and resources to demonstrate their commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of all students and highlights the initiatives already taking place at schools.

Healthy CPS encourages collaboration and innovation in creating a sustainable school culture of health and wellness and advocates for meaningful inclusion of student and community voice in school efforts to achieve Healthy CPS.

You can download a school's Healthy CPS Report via the school's public profile under the "Downloads" tab, in the "Other" section."

Health Leadership

Health Instruction

Healthy Environments

Health Services

  • Wellness Champion & Wellness Team
  • Garden Team
  • Chronic Conditions training
  • Diabetes Delegated Care Aide
  • Seizure Delegated Care Aide
  • Sexual Health Education training
  • Safe and Supportive Environments training
  • AED/CPR Certification
  • Sexual Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Nutrition Education
  • StartWELL: Early Childhood Wellness
  • School Gardens
  • Physical Activity
  • Recess
  • Celebrations, Rewards, and Fundraisers
  • School Food
  • Eat What You Grow Certification
  • Emergency Management Plan
  • LGBTQ+ Supportive Environments
  • Dental
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Medical Compliance

Get involved with your child's school for better student health

Parents/guardians in CPS are leading the charge for better student health, and as a caregiver, you can use CPS student health and wellness policies as a valuable tool for making your student's school healthier. Here are some ideas about how you can become involved in helping your student's school achieve Healthy CPS:

  1. Become familiar with Healthy CPS criteria as described in the Healthy CPS Checklist and learn how your child’s school is working to implement these policies.
  2. Join your School Wellness Team, and encourage other parents, caregivers, and community members to participate.

Contact for more information.

Healthy CPS Indicator 2020


Student Health and Wellness

773-553-KIDS (5437)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602