25 U.S. Code § 1621n - Comprehensive school health education programs

(a) Award of grants
The Secretary, acting through the Service and in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior, may award grants to Indian tribes to develop comprehensive school health education programs for children from preschool through grade 12 in schools located on Indian reservations.
(b) Use of grants
Grants awarded under this section may be used to—
(1) develop health education curricula;
(2) train teachers in comprehensive school health education curricula;
(3) integrate school-based, community-based, and other public and private health promotion efforts;
(4) encourage healthy, tobacco-free school environments;
(5) coordinate school-based health programs with existing services and programs available in the community;
(6) develop school programs on nutrition education, personal health, and fitness;
(7) develop mental health wellness programs;
(8) develop chronic disease prevention programs;
(9) develop substance abuse prevention programs;
(10) develop accident prevention and safety education programs;
(11) develop activities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases; and
(12) develop community and environmental health education programs.
(c) Assistance
The Secretary shall provide technical assistance to Indian tribes in the development of health education plans, and the dissemination of health education materials and information on existing health programs and resources.
(d) Criteria for review and approval of applications
The Secretary shall establish criteria for the review and approval of applications for grants made pursuant to this section.
(e) Report of recipient
Recipients of grants under this section shall submit to the Secretary an annual report on activities undertaken with funds provided under this section. Such reports shall include a statement of—
(1) the number of preschools, elementary schools, and secondary schools served;
(2) the number of students served;
(3) any new curricula established with funds provided under this section;
(4) the number of teachers trained in the health curricula; and
(5) the involvement of parents, members of the community, and community health workers in programs established with funds provided under this section.
(f) Program development
(1) The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs and in cooperation with the Secretary, shall develop a comprehensive school health education program for children from preschool through grade 12 in schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
(2) Such program shall include—
(A) school programs on nutrition education, personal health, and fitness;
(B) mental health wellness programs;
(C) chronic disease prevention programs;
(D) substance abuse prevention programs;
(E) accident prevention and safety education programs; and
(F) activities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
(3) The Secretary of the Interior shall—
(A) provide training to teachers in comprehensive school health education curricula;
(B) ensure the integration and coordination of school-based programs with existing services and health programs available in the community; and
(C) encourage healthy, tobacco-free school environments.
(g) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1993 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000.

Source

(Pub. L. 94–437, title II, § 215, as added Pub. L. 102–573, title II, § 211,Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4553.)

 

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