Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health Program

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Guide
Program
Abstract: 

EPA's Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health Program will help states establish and sustain environmental health programs for K-12 schools. The guidelines present recommendations, case studies, and resources that will help states build or enhance an existing program. This website includes an overview of the guidelines, as well as links to additional information and resources.

  • Basic information about the guidelines
  • What is an effective state environmental health program for schools?
  • Why are school environmental health programs important?
  • Why did EPA issue the guidelines?
  • What can states do?
  • How can the guidelines be used?
  • View and print the guidelines
  • Download a factsheet about guidelines (PDF)
  • Download the companion guide: Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments
  • To complement the guidelines, EPA has developed a model K-12 school environmental health program as a resource that states can customize and share with schools and school districts to help them establish, or enhance an existing, school environmental health program. The model program identifies five broad components of environmental health issues encountered in schools and actions schools and school districts can take to address them. Learn more about the model program, the five components, and how schools and school districts can use the model program to advance their environmental health activities.

    For more information visit http://www.epa.gov/schools/ehguidelines/index.html

    Author: 
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Topic Areas: 
    Environmental Health
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)http://www.epa.gov/schools/ehguidelines/index.html