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Health and Wellness

The Office of Health & Wellness and CDE provide state and federal funding, training, and technical assistance to schools to prevent risk behavior, serve at-risk students and their families, and promote positive health and behavior. We offer information on the following topics:

Brain Injury

Working with Colorado school districts to develop a comprehensive system of support for children with a mild to severe brain injury, through the development of systemic district-level     protocol and partnership with community resources.
Learn more about Brain Injury

Comprehensive Health Grants

The "Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990" encourages every school district to provide a pre K-12th grade planned, sequential health education program.  Parental and community involvement in the program is stressed.

Learn more about Comprehensive Health Grants

Health & Wellness Staff

The Office of Health & Wellness assists Colorado school districts in strengthening relationships among school employees, parents, and community members.
Meet the Health and Wellness staff

Health & Wellness Fact Sheets

Comprehensive Health
Health First Colorado (Medicaid)
Healthy Schools (CDC Grant)
Project AWARE
School Professional Grant
Student Health Services (School Nursing)
Student Wellness
Title V
Traumatic Brain Injury
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Marijuana Use Prevention Resource Bank

The Marijuana Use Prevention Resource Bank provides resources on a layered continuum of supports for Colorado Schools. The bank supports schools to reduce and prevent adolescent marijuana use.
Learn more about the Marijuana Use Prevention Resource Bank


Colorado districts can bill for Medicaid covered services that are provided in schools. The Colorado Department of Education provides training on development of the local service plans, which are required to participate in the program. This site provides guidance and resources.
Learn more about Medicaid

Project AWARE

Seeking to provide all Colorado students with integrated behavioral health, happiness and the tools to achieve maximum health and well-being.
Learn more about Project AWARE

School Health Professional Grant Program

The School Health Professional Grant (SHPG) program is designed to provide funds to eligible education providers to enhance the presence of school health professionals in both elementary and secondary schools.

Learn more about the School Health Professional Grant program

School Nursing and Health

A variety of school nursing practices exist in Colorado: single school site, multiple school responsibilities, contracted services and nurse consultant models. These web pages were carefully developed with diverse practice and environments in mind such as urban, rural and frontier school districts, private and public.
Learn more about School Nursing and Health

Student Wellness Grants

In 2008, the State legislature passed HB 1224, providing state money from Amendment 23 to be used for Student Wellness Programs to address: Childhood Obesity and Wellness Policies.
Learn more about Student Wellness Grants

Title V Abstinence Education

Supports Colorado youth in developing and navigating healthy relationships and making decisions that result in reduced teen pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
Learn more about Title V

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)

The Colorado Department of Education supports statewide infrastructure and systems to promote a whole child approach supported through policy, surveillance and partnerships. 
Learn more about Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

Educator Licensing 

WCC Access